UN: Militants destroy 3 aid facilities in North Eastern Nigeria

YOLA, NIGERIA - DECEMBER 06: Local hunters known as Vigilantes armed with locally made guns are seen on a pick up truck in Yola city of Adamawa State in Nigeria before they move to border region between Nigeria and Cameroon to support Nigerian army fighting with Boko Haram militants on December 06, 2014. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
YOLA, NIGERIA – DECEMBER 06: Local hunters known as Vigilantes armed with locally made guns are seen on a pick up truck in Yola city of Adamawa State in Nigeria before they move to border region between Nigeria and Cameroon to support Nigerian army fighting with Boko Haram militants on December 06, 2014. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Five civilians have been killed and three facilities of global aid organizations destroyed in an attack by Boko Haram in a northeastern town of Nigeria, multiple sources said on Sunday.

“Five people were killed as scores of militants in vehicles with high-caliber guns stormed Damasak, a town around the Lake Chad on Saturday evening,” one of the sources told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Meanwhile, Edward Kallon, the UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, said in a statement on Sunday that three facilities of global aid organizations were destroyed in the attack.

“Last night and through the morning, a violent attack in Damasak town, in Borno State, was reported with three international aid partners’ facilities directly targeted, set ablaze, and sustained damage,” Kallon said.

Condemning the attack, he said humanitarian operations, facilities and aid workers were lifeline of the northeastern region wrecked by over a decade of terror attacks.

The UN official said humanitarian operations in the town will be reduced due to the violent attacks