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Mr. Djinnit condemns the renewal of heinous attacks in Nigeria

Posted by African Press International on July 27, 2014

DAKAR, Sénégal, July 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for West Africa and High Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Nigeria, Mr. Said Djinnit, strongly condemns the killing of civilians perpetrated over the week-end and yesterday reportedly by the Boko Haram group in the town of Damboa, in Borno State, and in Kaduna, in Kaduna State.

Mr. Djinnit expresses his profound outrage at the attacks, which resulted, according to initial reports, in the death of more than 130 people and forced a score number of about 15000 people to move to the Borno State capital of Maiduguri, or to neighbour towns of Biu and Goniri.

Mr. Djinnit expresses his condolences to the bereaved families and renews his solidarity and sympathy to the victims, as well as to the Government and the people of Nigeria.

He encourages the Nigerian authorities to do their utmost to stop the cycle of violence and bring the perpetrators of this heinous act to justice.

Mr. Djinnit reiterates the support of the United Nations to an effective regional cooperation to put an end to the terrorism threat and Boko Haram attacks.

 

SOURCE

United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA)

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