SAHARANEWS – UN Secretary-General, António Guterres has commiserated with Nigeria over the triple suicide attacks in Konduga village, Borno State.
Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Monday said 30 persons lost their lives while 42 others were injured when three suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Mandarari community.
Usman Kachala, SEMA Director of Search, Rescue and Operations, who disclosed this to newsmen when he visited the scene of the attack on Monday, said the incident occurred around 8 pm on Sunday.
Reacting, the UN Secretary-General, in a statement by his spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric, expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Nigeria.
“He wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. He hopes those responsible for these attacks will be swiftly brought to justice”, it added.
“The Secretary-General reiterates the solidarity of the United Nations with the Government of Nigeria in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism.
“He also renews the commitment of the United Nations to continue to support regional counter-terrorism efforts.”