United nations, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, UN Boko Haram
Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, pictured in Geneva, Switzerland when he was boss of the UNHCR | Jean-Marc Ferré

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Boko Haram terrorists’ attacks in Borno in which many people were killed.

The suicide bomb attacks occurred in Mandarari town of Konduga Local Government Area, about 37 kilometres from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The attack occurred at 5:50 pm on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

Guterres, in a statement issued by Stéphane Dujarric, spokesperson to the secretary-general, called for the prosecution of those responsible for the senseless attacks.

The UN chief extended his deep condolences to the government and people of Nigeria for the loss of life and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

He called for “those responsible for these repeated heinous acts in Nigeria and neighbouring countries to be swiftly brought to justice”.

The secretary-general reiterated “the United Nations solidarity and support to the government of Nigeria in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism”.

The UN scribe also renewed the commitment of the United Nations to support efforts within the framework of the counter-terrorism initiatives of the Lake Chad Basin Commission.

Although details on the attack are sketchy, but a member of the Civilian JTF said a motor park was hit.

According to security official, the attack was carried out by three suicide bombers – two female and a male – who took turns to detonate the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) strapped to their bodies.

The attack comes on the same day the military launched mobile strike teams into the Theatre of operation to enhance operational efficiency.

Buhari Defeats Boko Haram?

Late December 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari declared victory over the Islamist terrorist group after Nigerian troops announced that they have recaptured Camp Zero in Sambisa forest, the base of the deadliest terrorist group in the world.

The Nigerian Army later presented the president with the flag belonging to the terrorist group in a “mission accomplished” ceremony.

Since the declaration a week ahead of Christmas Day 2016, Boko Haram has launched a number of deadly attacks in the North Eastern region of the country where the terrorists have murdered at least 50,000 since they began their campaign to establish an Islamic caliphate in the country.


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