The United Nations said Saturday that two civilians, one of them a five-year-old, were killed in the northeast Nigeria
In a shooting attack on a helicopter for its service specialized in air transport for humanitarian aid.
The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, explained that the shooting killed two civilians, one of whom was a five-year-old child, and that several others were wounded.
“A United Nations Humanitarian Air Service helicopter was shot during the attack,” he said. There were no humanitarian personnel on board during the attack, and all crew members were safe and well. ”
According to a United Nations document, the helicopter was wounded as it approached Damasac, but its pilot succeeded in returning to Maiduguri, the capital of the state, located 150 km away.
Following the attack, the United Nations suspended for a week all flights in the region to conduct an assessment of the security situation.