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Secretary-General Condemns Multiple Attacks across Northern Nigerian City
‘in Strongest Terms’, Appalled at Their Frequency, Intensity
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 multiple attacks that have taken place across the northern Nigerian city of Kano, causing large-scale casualties and massive destruction to property.
The Secretary-General is appalled at the frequency and intensity of recent attacks in Nigeria, which demonstrate a wanton and unacceptable disregard for human life. The Secretary-General extends his sincere condolences to the people of Nigeria and to the bereaved families. In voicing solidarity with the Government and people of Nigeria, the Secretary-General also expresses his hope for swift and transparent investigations into these incidents that lead to bringing the perpetrators to justice.
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