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

NEW YORK, United States of America, August 16, 2017/APO/ --

Statement attributable to Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General:

The Secretary-General condemns the series of terrorist attacks on 15 August in Borno State, Nigeria. 

The Secretary-General extends his deep condolences to the Government and people of Nigeria for the loss of life and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He calls for those responsible for these repeated heinous acts in Nigeria and neighbouring countries to be swiftly brought to justice. 

The Secretary-General reiterates the United Nations solidarity and support to the Government of Nigeria in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism. The Secretary-General also renews the commitment of the United Nations to support efforts within the framework of the counter-terrorism initiatives of the Lake Chad Basin Commission.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.