Nigerian Army Searches UN Compound in City at Center of Boko Haram Conflict (By Voice of America)

1. “The United Nations is extremely concerned that these actions could be detrimental to the delivery of lifesaving aid to the millions of vulnerable people in the northeast of Nigeria,” said Samantha Newport, a spokeswoman for the U. N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

2. Rumors were circulating in Nigeria that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau had taken refuge in one of the U. N. camps in Nigeria.

3. U. N. officials said the Nigerian troops, in a pre-dawn raid, forced their way into the base in Maiduguri, the city where the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency began.

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