However, the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in a statement following the attacks announced temporary suspension of the humanitarian services to the North East.
The United Nations said the incident was not only an attack on humanitarian workers but on the people who most need the assistance and aid that these workers were bringing”. “The United Nations has temporarily suspended humanitarian assistance missions pending review of the security situation,” it stated.
Meanwhile, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday called for calm as the United Nation’s announced that it would be suspending aid deliveries in Nigeria following the attack on the humanitarian convoy.
Saraki in a statement by his Media Office, condemned the attack in the strongest possible terms, stating that it was unacceptable to endanger the lives of aid workers, who were only trying to assuage the situation in the North East.
Saraki further called for an immediate review of the security situation in the North East by the relevant authorities, stating that it was necessary to alleviate the concerns of international partners who are set to help rebuild the crisis-torn areas.