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PHOTOS: Boko Haram attacks UN officials in Bama

29 July 2016, 07:51

Abuja - Insurgents believed to be part of Boko Haram have attacked a team from the United Nations (UN) in an area close to Bama, Borno State.

According to a Naij report, the attacks occurred on Thursday during an inspection of a camp for internally displaced people (IDP) made by donor agencies.

A source who was close to the action has revealed that troops from the Nigerian intervened timeously in the attack, forcing insurgents to retreat while saving those who had been injured.

"Boko Haram fighters numbering over 50, armed with anti aircraft gun (machine gun mounted on open truck), suddenly emerged just after Kawuri village and rained bullets on the UN motorcade.

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"One of the officials confided in me that the soldiers saved the day. They fought with everything they had until Boko Haram retreated into the bush. This would have been a great embarrassment to Nigeria," the source revealed.

Army spokesperson Colonel Sani Usman confirmed that three civilians had been injured in the attack, along with two soldiers.

All those affected by the attack have received medical treatment and are reported to be in a stable condition.

See pictures from the attack below.

Read more at Naij

- News24


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