The United Nations has denied reports that it plans to suspend its aid work in Borno State following the ambushing of its convoy by Boko Haram insurgents.
The UN aid team was attacked between Bama and Maiduguri, both in Borno State.
After the attack, media reports (not The Eagle Online) said the UN had resolved to suspend its aid work in Borno State.
However, the Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Mamman Durkwa, said there was no iota of truth in the report.
Durkwa, while addressing newsmen in Maiduguri on Friday, said the UN aid workers told him they were not going to suspend their work in the State.
Durkwa said: “The issue of suspension of aid work by the UN in the state is not true.
“I met the UN officials and they told me that the attack would not deter them from doing their humanitarian work.”
He said the officials never contemplated leaving the state as reported in the media.
He added: “In fact, they asked me to extend their commendation to the gallant soldiers and members of the Civilian JTF who helped in repelling the attack.
“Throughout our discussions, there was no mention of suspension of humanitarian work in the state.”
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