New York

15 June 2015

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on bombings in N'Djamena

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the bombings in N'Djamena today, which reportedly killed more than 25 people and injured dozens of others. He extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Chad. He wishes a speedy recovery to those injured in the attack.

The Secretary-General commends Chad for its courageous role in the fight against Boko Haram. He stresses the importance of enhanced collaboration among countries in West and Central Africa to more effectively combat the threat of Boko Haram. In that regard, he welcomes positive developments on the operationalization of the Multi-National Joint Task Force.

The Secretary-General reiterates that States must ensure that all measures taken to address the terrorist threat of Boko Haram comply with all their obligations under international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law.