The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Ramlan Bin Ibrahim (Malaysia):
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack by Boko Haram in N’Djamena, Chad, on 15 June, which killed at least 25 people and injured more than 100.
The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of this heinous act and to the Government of Chad. The members of the Security Council wished a speedy recovery to those injured.
The members of the Security Council commended Chad’s courageous and active contribution to peace and stability in the Sahel region and in particular, paid tribute to the engagement of Chadian soldiers in Mali and in the fight against Boko Haram.
The members of the Security Council noted Chad’s determination to continue fighting against Boko Haram until the group is neutralized.
The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivation, wherever and whenever and by whomsoever committed.
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 Chadian authorities in this regard.
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.