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Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Killing of Peacekeeper in Darfur Attack
The following statement was issued on 21 January by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the ambush by an unidentified armed group on an African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) patrol near Saleah, Eastern State of Darfur, in which one Nigerian peacekeeper was killed and three were wounded, one of them seriously.
The Secretary-General urges the Government of Sudan to carry out a speedy investigation and to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.
The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the Government of Nigeria and to the family of the fallen peacekeeper.
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