At least 120 people were wounded 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 calling on all parties to ensure the facilitation of medical evacuations by air or road for survivors who are in need of emergency care.”

56 killed, 120 wounded by bombing in Nigeria
A bombing by the Nigerian Army has killed 56 and wounded at least 120 people in an internally displaced person camps in Rann, Nigeria. Photo: MSF 

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 to treat evacuated 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.

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Angela Makamure | Press Officer
Phone: 011 403 4440
Mobile: 084 977 7553
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Seipati Moloi | Media Liaison Co-ordinator
Phone: +27 (0) 11 403 4440
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