BOKO HARAM: BAN SAYS UN READY TO ASSIST NIGERIA, NEIGHBOURING STATES

The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon gave the assurance in a statement issued on Monday in New York by UN spokesman, Stephane DuJarric.

In the statement Ban was quoted as saying that UN would assist to alleviate the suffering of civilians with all available means and resources.

He condemned the killing of hundreds of civilians by the insurgents around the town of Baga, Borno, near Nigeria’s border with Chad in the past week.

The situation in Nigeria and the region, Ban said, remained at the top of his agenda.

“’Only yesterday, it was reported that a 10-year old girl was used to detonate a bomb at a market in Maiduguri, killing no fewer than 19 people,’’ he said.

The Secretary-General condemned this depraved act at the hands of Boko Haram terrorists. (NAN)

source: Leadership

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