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.

GENEVA - The medical charity group, Mdecins Sans Frontires, 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&39;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, Mdecins Sans Frontires (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.