United Nations laments on The Killings of 110 personnel in Borno State
United Nations laments on The Killings of 110 personnel in Borno State for sometime now lack of security in the country has triggered increase in Crimes and so much more especially in the North etc.
The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Nigeria Mr. Edward Kallon made it clear in a statement on Sunday.
While frowning, lamenting and condemning the incident, Kallon also called for the immediate release of several persons who were kidnapped.
“We have also received reports that several women may have been kidnapped.
I call for their immediate release and return to safety,” the UN Resident Coordinator said.
The incident is the most violent direct attack against innocent civilians this year.
I call for the perpetrators of this heinous and senseless act to be brought to justice”.
Kallon further stated that such direct attacks against innocent civilians, jeopardize the ability for the most vulnerable people to survive the adversity they are facing which the UN is striving to alleviate.
“The entire UN system and the humanitarian community working to provide life-saving and development assistance to the most vulnerable in Borno State is outraged by the incident,” he said.
“It is, unfortunately, one of too many such attacks targeting farmers, fishermen and families who are trying to recover some livelihood opportunity after over a decade of conflict.
I strongly condemn this attack and any act of violence against innocent civilians and I firmly urge all actors on the ground to respect international laws and humanity.
Rural communities in Borno State are facing untold hardships.
Helping them to farmland and rebuild livelihoods are amongst our priorities and the only way to avoid the looming food crisis in Borno State.
They and all other civilians need to be protected and spared from any kind of violence,” the statement added.
reports has been made earlier that only about 43 farmers were killed on Saturday morning around Marrabati and Hammayya villages, near Zabarmari in Jere Local Government Area of the state.
The farmers were waylaid on their way to their rice farms which they were harvesting before the surprise attack happened.
Some other farmers were also taken away by the criminals.
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