New York

21 January 2012

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the attack on a UNAMID patrol in South Darfur

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the ambush by an unidentified armed group on a UNAMID patrol near Saleah, Eastern State of Darfur, in which one Nigerian peacekeeper was killed and three were wounded, one of them seriously.

The Secretary-General urges the Government of Sudan to carry out a speedy investigation and to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.

The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the Government of Nigeria and to the family of the fallen peacekeeper.