MORE INTERNATIONAL reactions continued to
condemn the Tuesday bombing of the camp of internally displaced persons (IDPs) located in Rann, Borno State with the UNICEF Director for Emergency Programmes, Manuel Fontaine welcoming federal government investigations into the disaster.
In a statement issued a while ago from UNICEF Headquarters, New York, Fontaine described the incident as “tragic” saying, “UNICEF is deeply concerned by the loss of life in Tuesday’s tragic incident in Rann, Borno State. Our thoughts are with all those who were injured”.
He noted that the deaths in the remote area of the north-eastern part of the country “where protracted conflict has caused extreme suffering and triggered a severe malnutrition crisis, underline the importance of protecting civilians in complex humanitarian emergencies”.
The statement continues in part, “UNICEF stands in solidarity with our humanitarian colleagues, and the dangerous conditions they work in.
“The aid workers who lost their lives were working to save others. UNICEF remains committed to deliver aid to the more than four million children and their families in the region who are in desperate need of help.
“We welcome the Nigerian Government’s decision to investigate how this shocking incident came to pass.” Fontaine had noted.