By Ndidi Chukwu
Following attack on its convoy in northeastern Nigeria, the United Nations has temporarily suspended humanitarian assistance missions pending review of the security situation in the region.
A Press statement made available to healthreporters.info said the convoy was in a remote area of northeastern Nigeria, where protracted conflict has caused extreme suffering and has triggered a severe malnutrition crisis.
According to the statement, the unknown assailants attacked the convoy which included staff from UNICEF, UNFPA and IOM.
The convoy was traveling from Bama to Maiduguri in Borno State, returning from delivering desperately needed humanitarian assistance.
UNICEF have confirmed that its employee and an IOM contractor were injured in the attack and are being treated at a local hospital.
Our correspondent report that all other UNICEF, IOM and UNFPA staff are safe.