Doctors Without Borders withdraws from Nigerian town

UNHAS members evacuate bodies of three aid workers, who were killed during an attack in the town of Rann, at Maiduguri Airport, Nigeria March 2, 2018. Photo: OCHA/Yasmina Guerda Handout via REUTERS

GENEVA - The medical charity group, Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Friday it had suspended its work in the Nigerian town of Rann and evacuated national and international staff, after a deadly raid.

Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 11 people including three aid workers in an attack on a military barracks in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state late on Thursday, according to two security reports seen by Reuters.

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"Following a violent attack in Rann, Borno state, on Thursday, March 1, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) suspended its medical activities in the town and evacuated 22 national and international staff," MSF said in a statement.

"It is still unclear how many people were killed and injured but before leaving, MSF medical staff treated nine wounded patients," it added. 


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