The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria Edward Kalon has reacted to the attack on aid workers in Northern Borno. Country Director of Action Against Hunger, Shashwat Saraf had earlier said that a vehicle belonging to the organisation was ambushed by an Armed Group 15 kilometres away from Damasak town, with some of the occupants reportedly abducted.
Action Against Hunger (ACF) a humanitarian organisation said in a statement that a member of staff was among the missing after a convoy of aid workers was ambushed on the road to Damasak near the border with Niger on Thursday.“One of the drivers was killed, while one Action Against Hunger staff member, two of the drivers and three health workers are missing,” the statement said.
On Wednesday, 17th July 2019, a property believed to be acquired through the proceeding of corruption by the late former Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), Air Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh was handed over to the Voice of Nigeria (VON). After a prolonged court case, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) finally secured the seizure of properties and cash staged in various bank accounts belonging to the late CDS. The property located at Plot 1386 Uda Crescent, off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2 Abuja is now the new headquarters of VON.