Helicopter attack: Bring perpetrators to book, UN tells FG

The United Nations has condemned Boko Haram attack on one of its helicopters in the Damasak area of Borno State .

The incident, which occurred on July 2, led to the death of two persons including a five year old child.

The UN, therefore, called on the Federal Government to investigate the attack and “swiftly bring perpetrators to justice”.

In a statement on Saturday entitled ‘Statement on Attack in Damasak, Damage to Aid Helicopter ’ and signed by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, the international body said bullets fired by insurgents damaged the chopper and has affected humanitarian works in the North-East.

Kallon said, “I deplore that a UN Humanitarian Air Service helicopter was hit by bullets during the attack. No aid workers were on board at the time and crew members are all safe . My thoughts are also with the crew and I commend them for piloting the chopper back to safety during this critical situatio

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