Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the suicide attacks in Maiduguri, Borno State
New York , 17 March 2016
The Secretary-General condemns the double suicide attacks on 16 March in Maiduguri in Borno State by suspected Boko Haram elements, which left 20 people dead and many injured.
He extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.
The Secretary-General also reiterates the UN’s support to the Nigerian Government in its fight against terrorism, which should be grounded in international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law.
Statements on 17 March 2016
- Lehman College, The Bronx, New York, 17 March 2016 - Secretary-General's remarks at the 47th Annual Herbert H. Lehman Memorial Lecture [as prepared for delivery]
- Geneva, Switzerland, 17 March 2016 - Secretary-General's video message to Human Rights Council Panel Discussion on the Human Rights Dimensions of Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism