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UN chief denounces terror attacks in Cameroon, Nigeria

From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, has condemned the spate of suicide bombings in Nigeria and Cameroon.
Scores of civilians were killed earlier this week as assailants thought to be members of the Boko Haram sect struck Borno State and Kossa respectively.
The attacks targeted vulnerable people already affected by Boko Haram violence.
Guterres’s spokesperson said the UN chief had extended his condolences to the people and Governments of Nigeria and Cameroon for the loss of life.
“He wishes a speedy recovery to those injured and calls for those responsible for these repeated acts in the countries in the Lake Chad Basin to be swiftly brought to justice,” said the spokesperson.
“The Secretary-General reiterates the United Nations solidarity and support to the Governments of the Lake Chad Basin countries in their fight against terrorism and violent extremism.”
The Boko Haram radicals have killed more than 20 000 civilians and 2 million others in a violent campaign to establish an Islamist state in northeast Nigeria.
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