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UN chief condemns suicide attack in northern Cameroon, urging support to counter Boko Haram

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UN chief condemns suicide attack in northern Cameroon, urging support to counter Boko Haram

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Cameroon military on the lookout for Boko Haram militants in the Far North Kolofata community, along the border with Nigeria. Photo: Monde Kingsley Nfor/IRIN
Photo: Monde Kingsley Nfor/IRIN
Cameroon military on the lookout for Boko Haram militants in the Far North Kolofata community, along the border with Nigeria. Photo: Monde Kingsley Nfor/IRIN

30 June 2016 – Condemning a deadly terrorist attack in Cameroon’s Far North Region,Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today also reiterated his call for international partners to provide support to the countries threatened by Boko Haram.

“The Secretary-General renews his call on international partners to provide support to the countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin, with the backing of the African Union and the Multinational Joint Task Force, to counter the threat posed by Boko Haram in the sub-region,” the Secretary-General’s spokesperson said.

The Secretary-General condemned the suicide attack on 29 June in a region that borders Chad to the east and Nigeria to the west.

He has repeatedly said that “no cause can justify” terrorist attacks.

In the statement, Mr. Ban also expressed deep condolences to the families of the deceased as well as to the Government and people of Cameroon, and wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the attack.

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