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Security Council Press Statement on Abuja Bombing
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Hardeep Singh Puri ( India):
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the bombing of the United Nations building in Abuja, Nigeria, on 26 August 2011, causing numerous deaths and injuries. They expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the victims of this heinous crime and to their families, to the people and Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and to the UN Secretary-General and other United Nations colleagues.
The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.
The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the need to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.
The members of the Security Council reminded States that they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law.
The members of the Security Council underlined their support for the people and the Government of Nigeria, and their support for the crucial work that the United Nations is doing in partnership with the Government of Nigeria for the benefit of all Nigerians.
The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Nigerian authorities in this regard.
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