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2 U.N. staffers among 11 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

A watchman stands at the gate of the Government Girls Technical College in Dapchi, Nigeria. Boko Haram attacked the school Feb. 19.
(Aminu Abubakar / AFP/Getty Images)

The U.N.’s migration agency said Friday that two of its staffers were among 11 people killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants on a military base in northeastern Nigeria.

The International Organization for Migration said “a large number” of Boko Haram members attacked the base in Rann, in Borno state, a day earlier with automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenades and gun trucks.

At a U.N. briefing in Geneva, agency spokesman Joel Millman said the two staffers, Ibrahim Lawan and Yawe Emmanuel, were among three humanitarian workers killed. Four soldiers and four mobile police also died, and another three humanitarian workers were injured.

The agency’s director of operations and emergencies, Mohammed Abdiker, said in a statement that the agency was “outraged and saddened” by the attack.


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