Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Boko Haram: United Nations Assures Nigeria Of Full Support

The United Nations(UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated the support of the UN to the Nigerian government in the fight against terrorism.

The secretary general gave the assurance while reacting to the recent attacks in Borno State where over 20 people were killed.

In a statement signed by the United Nations Information Centre National Information Officer, Oluseyi Soremekun, it said “Only yesterday, it is reported that a 10-year old girl was used to detonate a bomb at a market in Maiduguri, also in Borno State, killing at least 19 people.”

The statement revealed that “the Secretary-General utterly condemned this depraved act at the hands of Boko Haram terrorists”

Adding that “the Secretary-General is appalled about reports of hundreds of civilians killed around the town of Baga, Borno State, near Nigeria’s border with Chad in the past week.”

The statement revealed that “The United Nations stands ready to assist the Nigerian Government” The statement reads in part, “The United Nations stands ready to assist the Nigerian government and all affected neighboring states in bringing an end to the violence and to alleviate the suffering of civilians with all available means and resource.”

The statement further revealed that “The situation in Nigeria and the region remains at the top   of the Secretary-General’s agenda.”

Leadership Newspaper