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Security Council condemns Boko Haram attack

03 February 2016, 18:57Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The United Nations Security Council said it condemned in the “strongest terms” the recent suicide bomb attacks 2016 attributed to Boko Haram in Dalori village in north eastern Nigeria.

A statement from the UN supreme body said the members of the Security Council expressed their condolences and sympathy to the families and friends of those killed and injured by these heinous acts, as well as to the people and the Government of Nigeria.

The members commended the efforts of the region, including through the Multi-National Joint Task Force, to effectively combat Boko Haram and encouraged further progress in this regard.

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“The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security,” read a statement.

The members underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice.

“They stressed that those responsible for these terrorist attacks should be held accountable, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with all relevant authorities in this regard.”

The UN body reaffirmed the need for all states to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

- CAJ News


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