The Nigerian Military on Thursday morning dispatched personnel to a community in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno after an ISWAP attack on a rest stop for convoys of humanitarian aid.
There were no casualties, reports indicate, but as many as 19 vehicles were destroyed in the hit-and-run attack.
The community near Monguno serves as a transit hub for commercial vehicles moving humanitarian materials and civilians.
The extent of the damage done to the aid transport capacity is unknown at this time.
Humanitarian organisations in the region depend on these commercial vehicles to move supplies to Monguno due to the high level of risk along the access route.
The garrison town hosts a significant military base and a critical humanitarian hub in the north of Borno, an area close to the shores of Lake Chad.