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Blocs slam weekend Boko Haram terror

07 December 2015, 15:14

Abuja - African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) have condemned the triple suicide attack the Nigerian terror group, Boko Haram, carried out on the island of Koulfoua in Lake Chad.

The attack killed at least 30 people and injured scores others.

Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, said the acts demonstrated yet again the brutality of the Boko Haram.

“The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the deceased and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. He reiterates his call for the countries affected by Boko Haram to address the root causes of this scourge in a holistic and integrated manner,” said a spokesperson.

Ki-moon reaffirmed his solidarity with the people of Chad and reiterated UN’s support for the Government in its fight against terrorism, which must be conducted in full respect of international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law.

Also read: Boko Haram bombings kill 10 in Cameroon

Meanwhile, Chairperson of the Commission of the AU, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, was appalled by the terrorist attacks.

She condemned these attacks, and reiterates the AU’s total rejection of terrorism and violent extremism, which she said could not be justified under any circumstances.

“The Chairperson of the Commission expresses the AU’s solidarity with the Government and people of Chad. She offers the AU's heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and wishes speedy recovery to the wounded,” AU stated.

The Boko Haram sect has killed more than 20 000 people in series of suicide bomb attacks and onslaught on the militaries in the region.

- CAJ News


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