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Finally, NIGERIA in deep 'trouble' as EU, JAPAN, UK CANADA, others condemn Army invasion of UN building in Maiduguri

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A total of thirteen countries, drawn from the EU and others have risen to condemn the recent invasion by Nigerian soldiers of UN building in Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
The countries are Canada, United Kingdom , Australia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

The announcement was made by the UN Deputy Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs, Peter Lundberg at a joint press briefing with Governor Kashim Shettima at the UN camp in Maiduguri.
The countries expressed concern and displeasure over the unauthorised search conducted by the Nigerian military of a United Nations base for humanitarian workers in Maiduguri, Borno state on 11 August, 2017 ” while also expressing hope that it will never occur again. 

“ We welcome the clarifications provided by the Nigerian government at the federal and state levels and we take note of the acknowledgement that this operation was a mistake.
” We appreciate the government’s commitment to uphold the principles of International Humanitarian Law which protect all humanitarian organizations .
” We wish to confirm our commitment to support humanitarian operations in north-east Nigeria, and reaffirm our determination to continue to work closely with the government of Nigeria, the United Nations and other international aid agencies to assist and protect the most vulnerable in the region ”.
He said: “I am very pleased to report that our relationship of collaboration and trust is intact.
“At this stage we are focused on the work ahead to ensure that the millions of vulnerable people in the northeast are supported with life-saving humanitarian aid”.
Lundberg, who thanked Shettima for his intervention, noted that “Responding to the humanitarian needs of millions of people in the northeast remains our priority and our focus, each and every day”.
“The fact remains that the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s north-east and the Lake Chad region - now in its eighth year – is one of the most severe in the world today”.

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