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UN diplomat "outraged" at ongoing terror

25 July 2014, 19:17

Abuja -  Said Djinnit, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for West Africa, expressed anger at the recent spate of terror that has claimed hundreds of lives in recent days.

“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 15 000 people to move to the Borno State capital of Maiduguri, or to neighbour towns of Biu and Goniri,” read a statement from the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA).

According to the office, Djinnit strongly condemned the killing of civilians Boko Haram terrorists reportedly perpetrated last weekend and on Wednesday in Damboa, in Borno State, and in Kaduna State respectively.

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.

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.

– CAJ News

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