Two civilians including a five-year-old child were killed and an United Nations aid helicopter damaged in a jihadist attack in restive northeast Nigeria.
In an incident which happened on Saturday, Boko Haram fighters who are waging a decade-long insurgency in the region launched the attack in the town of Damasak on Thursday.
The attack which was revealed by the UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria Edward Kallon said both the fatalities and several others who were injured in the attack were on the ground.
He said in a statement;
A UN Humanitarian Air Service helicopter was hit by bullets during the attack. No aid workers were on board at the time and crew members are all safe.
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