New York

26 June 2014

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on bomb attack in Abuja, Nigeria

The Secretary-General is appalled by the bomb attack yesterday near a shopping centre in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, which reportedly resulted in the death of at least 21 people.  He offers his sincere condolences to the bereaved families and wishes the wounded a swift recovery.

The Secretary-General reiterates his unequivocal condemnation of such attacks. He remains deeply concerned about the escalation of violence in Nigeria.