United Nations frowns at suicide bomb attack in Gwoza

The United Nations (UN) has condemned the suicide bomb attacks on civilian populations in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State which ocurred on Saturday, while as at the time of this report number of casualties could not be ascertain.

Penpushing reports in a statement made available by the National Information Officer of United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Dr Seyi Soremekun said the resident and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Mohammed Malick Fall said the world body was horrified by this attack

‘The exact number of people killed and injured remains unknown, but it appears that dozens of people have reportedly been killed and seriously injured. On 29 June, members of a non-state armed group (NSAG) allegedly attacked a wedding part in Gwoza town with a person-born improvised explosive device (PBIED). Dozens of people were killed in this attack, including children, women and men. Reportedly this was followed by another two attacks later the same day, Fall stated.

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‘I am horrified by this attack on civilian populations and condemn such acts in the strongest terms. I stand in solidarity with the Government of Nigeria and the families and communities of all those affected’, he added.

‘On behalf of the United Nations, I remind all parties to the conflict to adhere to their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians from harm. I have reached out to the Borno State Government to express my condolences and offer any support that the United Nations and the humanitarian community can provide to aid the victims of the attack’, the statement reads

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