Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Suicide Bombings in Niger

23 May 2013
SG/SM/15045-AFR/2630

Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Suicide Bombings in Niger

23 May 2013
Secretary-General
SG/SM/15045 AFR/2630
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Suicide Bombings in Niger

 

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the two suicide bombings which took place today in Arlit and Agadez, Niger.  He conveys his sincere condolences to the families of the victims.

The Secretary-General reiterates the support of the United Nations to the efforts of the Government of Niger and other countries in the Sahel region to combat the scourge of terrorism and transnational crime, in close collaboration with the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States and the Economic Community of Central African States.  He stresses the need for the international community to continue to strengthen its cooperation to address these serious threats to the stability of the subregion and beyond.

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