No less than four persons have been killed and food trucks hijacked after Boko Haram guerrillas attacked a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) aid convoy in Ngala, Borno state, at the weekend.
In a statement issed on Sunday, the WFP said the gunmen ambushed one of their military-escorted convoy of food trucks taking supply to an internally displaced persons camp in Ngala village of Borno State on Saturday.
Four persons were confirmed killed during the attack.
WFP’s Communication Officer at the Maiduguri area office, Adedeji Ademigbuji, disclosed that two of the four persons killed were the truck driver and his assistant.
“WFP can confirm that a convoy escorted by the Nigerian military including WFP hired trucks was the subject of an attack by armed groups 35km southwest of Ngala in Borno State on Saturday (16 December)”, said Mr Ademigbuji.
“Four people, including the driver of a WFP-hired truck and a driver’s assistant, were killed in the incident. WFP extends its condolences to the bereaved families.
“WFP is working with the authorities to determine the whereabouts of the trucks,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian military is yet to comment on the latest attack.