This file photo taken on May 25, 2015 shows Nigerien soldiers patroling on a road between Diffa and Bosso. / AFP / ISSOUF SANOGO
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A United Nations humanitarian convoy was ambushed by Boko Haram extremists Thursday in Nigeria's restive northeast, leaving several people wounded, the U.N. children's agency and the Nigerian army said.UNICEF said the U.N. had temporarily suspended humanitarian assistance missions in the area pending a review of the security situation.It said the military repelled the attack, leaving two soldiers and three civilians injured, including U.N. aid workers.Some cities in the northeast, including Bama, had gone up to 18 months without any humanitarian deliveries before aid agencies and the U.N. arrived in June. The U.N. said in May that 9.2 million people living around Lake Chad, which forms the border of Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger, were in desperate need of food.
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