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The European Union (EU) has condemned the Thursday night killing of humanitarian workers in Rann, Borno state by Boko Haram insurgents.

The union, in a statement by its Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides, described the attack and killing of the humanitarian workers as senseless and a grave violation of all humanitarian principles.

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The statement reads, “Right now, our thoughts are with families, friends and organisations of all those affected and the most vulnerable people aid workers strive to help in Nigeria.

“Humanitarian workers are not a target. Saving lives should not cost lives.

“At this difficult time, the European Union stands by the Nigerian authorities and people. These attacks will never deter our commitment to support those most in need in Nigeria”