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Boko Haram: UN Chief, Guterres Condemns Terrorist Attacks In Nigeria, Pledging UN ‘Solidarity’

Unic Press UK: The United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres has condemned the frequent attacks by terrorists and other extremist groups in the northern region of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which have taken a heavy toll on civilians and law enforcement personnel.

In a statement Sunday, the spokesperson of the Secretary General, Stephane Dujarric said:

“The Secretary-General condemns the recurrent attacks by terrorists and other extremist groups in northern Nigeria, causing heavy casualties among the civilian population, the security forces and disrupting normal life. He extends his heartfelt condolences to the Government of Nigeria and to the families of those who have lost their life. Those who violate international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law must be held accountable. The United Nations stands in solidarity with the Government of Nigeria in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism.”

In one of the most recent attacks, the Jihad terrorist group, Boko Haram, which is also known as Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), attacked the 157 Task Force Battalion Defensive Location – a Nigerian military base in Metele, Guzamala Local Government Area, Borno State, in the North East region – on November 18, 2018, and killed more than 100 soldiers, according to the local media and other sources.

Following the incident, the upper chamber of the Nigeria bicameral legislative body, Nigerian Senate had, last Thursday, stood down and adjourned to today, the 27th November 2018, as the country mourns the brutal killing of soldiers [including a senior army commander], during an attack at the 157 Task Force Battalion Defensive Location, Metele.

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