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UN envoy berates "cowardly" Jos attack

22 May 2014, 14:47

Abuja - Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa, Said Djinnit, appealed for regional cooperation to deal with the incessant Boko Haram attacks.

This follows the double bombing attacks that occurred in a market in the city of Jos in Plateau State, resulting in the deaths of more than 100 persons and scores of others injured.

Djinnit extended his solidarity and sympathy to the victims, their bereaved families as well as the government and the people of Nigeria.

He urged that the perpetrators of these "heinous" and "cowardly" attacks against innocent civilians should be swiftly brought to justice.

"The large-scale and devastating losses of lives caused by repeated indiscriminate killings cannot continue. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa reiterates his appeal for a regional cooperation towards decisive response to this threat," read a statement by Djinnit.

He reiterated the commitment of the United Nations to supporting Nigeria's efforts to tackle terrorism threat within the framework of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.

Djinnit visited Nigeria from 12-15 May  as the High-Level Representative of the Secretary General to discuss with Government officials the assistance that the organisation could provide in support of ongoing efforts to seek the safe release of the abducted girls in Chibok.

- CAJ News

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