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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on Nigeria

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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on Nigeria

The Secretary General reaffirms the solidarity and support of the United Nations to the Government and people of Nigeria

NEW YORK, United States of America, January 10, 2022 / APO Group / –

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the gruesome attacks over the weekend in Nigeria’s Zamfara state, in which dozens of civilians were killed. He extends his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.

The Secretary-General urges the Nigerian authorities to spare no effort to bring those responsible for these heinous crimes to justice.

The Secretary-General reaffirms the solidarity and support of the United Nations to the Government and people of Nigeria in their fight against terrorism, violent extremism and organized crime.

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