The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
The Secretary-General condemns the series of terrorist attacks on 15 August in Borno State, Nigeria.
The Secretary-General extends his deep condolences to the Government and people of Nigeria for the loss of life and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He calls for those responsible for these repeated heinous acts in Nigeria and neighbouring countries to be swiftly brought to justice.
The Secretary-General reiterates the United Nations solidarity and support to the Government of Nigeria in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism. The Secretary-General also renews the commitment of the United Nations to support efforts within the framework of the counter-terrorism initiatives of the Lake Chad Basin Commission.