NIGERIA: At least 52 people killed & 120 wounded after an aerial bombing of a displaced camp in Rann

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) strongly condemns the attack

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 — At least 120 people werewounded and 52 killed following today’s bombing by the Nigerian Army in an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Nigeria, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

“This large-scale attack on vulnerable people who have already fled from extreme violence is shocking and unacceptable,” says Dr Jean-Clément Cabrol, MSF Director of Operations. “The safety of civilians must be respected. We are urgently callingon all parties to ensurethe facilitation of medical evacuationsby air or road for survivors who are in need of emergency care.

MSF medical teams are currently providing first aid to 120 wounded patients in its facility in Rann. The organisation’s medical and surgical teams in the region are preparing totreatevacuated patients.

MSF first started working in Nigeria in 1971, and is one of the few organisations still able to operate in hard-to-reach areas of the country. 

Angela Makamure Press Officer at Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa
Seipati Moloi Media Liaison Co-ordinator at Doctors Without Borders (MSF)