38 United Nations, UN, staff and aid workers have been killed in the last decade by Boko Haram in the north-east.
This was disclosed by a UN official on Friday.
“A total of 38 UN and NGO workers, most of them Nigerian, have been killed since 2011,” UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, said.
In the last two years, the terrorists have killed 10 aid workers, Mr Lowcock estimated.
He, however, announced plans by the Nigerian military to lift the suspension on activities of two international aid organizations.
The military in September suspended Action Against Hunger and Mercy Corps over suspicion of collaborating with Boko Haram.
He noted that six aid workers abducted by Boko Haram in June have yet to be rescued but maintained that all humanitarian groups working in Nigeria which received support from the UN operate in conformity with international standards.
Mr Lowcock added that counterterrorism operations of the Nigerian military cannot succeed without humanitarian support from aid organizations.
The envoy stated that the UN has received assurances from authorities to lift the ban placed on two international aid organizations by the military for the resumption of humanitarian interventions of about 400,000 people in the Northeast region.