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UN chief demands justice for terror victims

11 November 2014, 15:28

Yobe - The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has condemned the suicide bombing at the government boarding school in Potiskum, in Yobe State.

More than 70 students were killed at secondary school after a suicide bomb went off during the morning assembly on Monday.

Ki-Moon extended his sincere condolences to the families of the bereaved and to the Government and people of Nigeria.

Also read: Britain condemns Potiskum suicide bomb attack

"The Secretary-General is outraged by the frequency and brutality of attacks against educational institutions in the north of the country and reiterates his demand for an immediate cessation to these abominable crimes," read a statement from his office.

He called for the perpetrators to be swiftly brought to justice through a process respectful of Nigeria’s human rights obligations and for adequate security measures to be provided for the protection of civilians.

"The Secretary-General reiterates his firm conviction that no objective justifies wanton violence against civilians," read a statement.

- CAJ News



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