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UN denounces recurrent Boko Haram attacks

From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE United Nations Secretary General, António  Guterres, has condemned the series of suicide bombing attacks in northeast Nigeria earlier this week.
At least 16 people were killed in the Borno State capital, Maidiguri, on Monday and Tuesday.
According to a spokesperson, the Secretary-General extended his condolences to the people and Government of Nigeria for the loss of lives.
“He wishes a quick recovery to those injured and hopes that those responsible for this act will be swiftly brought to justice.”
Guterres reiterated the UN’s support to Nigeria in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism.
Boko Haram extremists have killed 20 000 and displaced 2,3 million people from their homes since 2009.
It has been ranked as the world’s deadliest terror group by the Global Terrorism Index in 2015.
It is engaged in a series of assassinations, bombings and kidnappings to overthrow the government and create an Islamic state.
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