Security Council Deplores ‘Heinous’ Attacks in Nigeria


The Security Council today expressed strong condemnation on the multiple terrorist attacks that occurred in Kano, Nigeria, in recent days.

The heinous attacks have caused numerous deaths and injuries. The Council underlined the need to bring the perpetrators to justice.

In a statement issued to the press last night, the 15-member body expressed its deep sympathy and condolences to the victims of the “heinous crimes” and their families, and to the people and Government of Nigeria.

SecretaryGeneral Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with

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Multiple attacks across Kano last week resulted in large-scale casualties and massive destruction to property.

“The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of its motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed, and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group.” -Security Council

The statement cited that the members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions.

The Multiple attacks across the northern Nigerian city of Kano has killed 150 people and resulted in large-scale casualties and massive destruction to property.

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