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Four Killed During Attack On WFP Food Trucks In Borno

Channels Television  
Updated December 17, 2017

 

The World Food Programme has confirmed an attack on its food convoy which was taking food to Internally Displaced Persons in Ngala, Borno State on Saturday, December 16.

WFP Communication Associate, Adedeji Ademigbuji confirmed the incidence to Channels TV in an email on Sunday evening.

“WFP can confirm that a convoy escorted by the Nigerian military including WFP hired trucks was the subject of an attack by armed groups 35km southwest of Ngala in Borno State on Saturday (16 December),” the email read.

According to Ademigbuji, four people, including the driver of a WFP-hired truck and a driver’s assistant, were killed in the incident.

He also said the WFP is working with the authorities to determine the whereabouts of trucks, which the attackers made away with.

Meanwhile, the WFP has extended its condolences to the bereaved families.