LAGOS, Nigeria

The international humanitarian community was “horrified” by the recent killing and abduction of aid workers and civilians by Boko Haram terrorists in the country’s volatile northeast states, the UN said late on Monday.

The UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Antonio Jose Canhandula said in a statement that the murder of four and kidnapping of two aid workers by the terror group on the northeastern Borno and Yobe state highway over the weekend further exacerbated violence that has gone on for over a decade in the West African country.

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