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Friday, 29 July 2016

Boko Haram attacks UN Convoy in Borno

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists have ambushed a military-escorted of UN convoy carrying humanitarian aid to Maiduguri, Borno State, injuring a UN worker, two other civilians and two soldiers.

The UN children's agency, Unicef, said the attack had forced it to temporarily suspend delivering food and medicines to thousands of people in areas badly affected by the insurgency.

"Suspected remnants" of Boko Haram were hiding in a village, before emerging to attack the convoy as it was returning to Maiduguri, after delivering aid to civilians in Barma, about 70km away, army spokesman Col Sani Usman said.  

He added that the attack had been repelled, and the wounded taken to hospital.

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