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UN humanitarian convoy in Nigeria ambushed by Boko Haram

Nigerian soldiers on duty in Borno State, in the northeast of the countryA United Nations humanitarian convoy was ambushed by Boko Haram jihadists Thursday in Nigeria’s restive northeast, leaving several people wounded, the UN children’s agency and the Nigerian army said. It was the first such attack on aid workers in the volatile region, the epicentre of the seven-year Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria’s mainly Muslim north. “The convoy was travelling from Bama to Maiduguri in Borno State, Nigeria, returning from delivering desperately needed assistance,” when it was ambushed, UNICEF said in a statement Friday.

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