New York

27 June 2017

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Nigeria

The Secretary-General condemns the series of suicide bombing attacks on 25 and 26 June in Maiduguri, Borno State in Nigeria.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the people and Government of Nigeria for the loss of life.  He wishes a quick recovery to those injured and hopes that those responsible for this act will be swiftly brought to justice.

The Secretary-General reiterates the United Nations’ support to the Government of Nigeria in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General
New York, 27 June 2017