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UN chief condemns Boko Haram attack in Chad

12 October 2015, 14:18

Abuja - The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has condemned the terror attacks the Nigeria terror group, Boko Haram has carried out in Chad.

He denounced the five simultaneous suicide attacks in Baga Sola, which resulted in the death and injury of scores of civilians this past weekend.

“He deplores that three of the suicide bombers were reportedly young girls. The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Chad,” said a spokesperson on Monday.

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The Secretary-General commended Chad for its role in the fight against Boko Haram, as well as the countries of the Lake Chad Basin for their collective efforts to address this scourge.

“He encourages the holding of the postponed Summit of Heads of State of Central and West Africa, as soon as possible, as a further way to tackle the threat of terrorism in the region, and its root causes, in a holistic manner and in full respect of international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law,” a spokesperson said.

The Boko Haramsect has killed some 15 000 civilians in the region.

- CAJ News


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