New York

20 September 2017

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on attacks in the Lake Chad Basin

The Secretary-General condemns the suicide attacks on 18 September 2017 in Borno State, Nigeria, and the attacks one day earlier in Kossa, Cameroon. These terrorist attacks targeted vulnerable people already affected by Boko Haram violence. 

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the people and Governments of Nigeria and Cameroon for the loss of life. He wishes a speedy recovery to those injured and calls for those responsible for these repeated acts in the countries in the Lake Chad Basin to be swiftly brought to justice.  

The Secretary-General reiterates the United Nations’ solidarity and support to the Governments of the Lake Chad Basin countries in their fight against terrorism and violent extremism. 

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General
New York, 20 September 2017