The United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (HERC), Mark Lowcock, has said over seven million people; are dire need of humanitarian assistance in insurgency affected states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe.
No fewer than 462 repentant militants, who about nine months ago surrendered their arms and embraced amnesty, would have two rehabilitation centres to learn their needed skills. Chairman of Ukanafun Local Council, Mr. Uko Idiong, disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists on the situation of militant activities in his council area in Uyo, yesterday.
At least 12 civilians have been killed in renewed violence targeting refugee camps in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials said on Thursday. Three separate attacks in troubled Ituri province overnight Wednesday also left three people wounded and four missing, Abel Alingi, an administrator in Djugu territory, told AFP.