Abuja - The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, has condemned the recent bomb attacks in the outskirts of Abuja and the suicide bombing in Maiduguri.
The attacks, blamed on the Boko Haram terror group, have claimed the lives of scores of civilians in recent days.
“The continuing violence by Boko Haram is an affront to international law, to humanity and to religious faith,” Ki-Moon pointed out in a statement made available to CAJ News.
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He extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and the Government of Nigeria, and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.
He reiterated the UN’s support to the Nigerian government in its fight against terrorism.
“The Secretary-General also recalls the vital importance and obligation to respect international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law in countering terrorism.”
- CAJ News