Condemning violent attacks in Maiduguri, in Nigeria’s restive Borno state, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres underscored the world body’s resolve to support the country in its fight against terrorism.
According to a statement Guterres “reiterated UN support to the Government of Nigeria in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism.”
“He hopes those responsible for these acts will be swiftly brought to justice,” the statement added.
In the statement Guterres offered condolences to the families of the victims, the people and the government of Nigeria as well as wishing a speedy recovery to the injured.
According to reports, at least nine people were killed and another 13 were injured when suicide bombers struck locations across the city earlier this week.
Borno state, in north-east Nigeria, has been plagued by violent attacks carried out by the Boko Haram terrorist group, and state capital Maiduguri has been targeted many times.