U.N. relations with Nigeria ‘intact’ after dispute over army raid (By Reuters)

1. MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – The United Nations’ relationship with Nigeria is intact, a U. N. official said on Saturday, despite a military raid on a compound belonging to the international body in the conflict-ridden northeast.

2. The army said it was a search for members of Islamist insurgency Boko Haram in Maiduguri, the epicenter of the fight against the militants, in an area of the city that included the U. N. compound.

3. “I am very pleased to report that our relationship of collaboration and trust is intact,” Peter Lundberg, the U. N. deputy humanitarian coordinator for Nigeria, said at a briefing in the northeastern city of Maiduguri.

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