JUST IN:Security Council Press Statement on Acts of Terrorism in North-East Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria Call services
Social sharing

The entrance to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) compound of Boikene Camp is seen locked in Beni in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, November 16, 2018. REUTERS/Samuel Mambo

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Nicolas de Rivière (France):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest possible terms the multiple terrorist attacks on 9 and 10 June in Felo, on 13 June in Monguno against a UN humanitarian facility and on 13 June in Nganzai in Borno State, Nigeria, which together resulted in at least 120 killed and others injured.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Nigeria. The members of the Security Council wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

The members of the Security Council commended the efforts of countries in the region, including through the Multinational Joint Task Force, to effectively combat terrorism, and encouraged further progress in this regard.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that acts of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Government of Nigeria and all other relevant authorities in this regard.

The members of the Security Council reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.

The members of the Security Council reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist attacks.

Advertisements

Be the first to comment

Leave your comment

UBA Bank
  • World Health Organisation (WHO) sets up panel to review handling of COVID-19 pandemic

    World Health Organisation sets up panel to review handling of COVID-19 pandemic

    Social sharing

    Social sharing Post Views: 6 GENEVA/ZURICH (9News Nigeria) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday it was setting up an independent panel to Read more

    Advertisements
  • Africa urged to test more as coronavirus cases exceed 500,000

    Africa urged to test more and wear masks as coronavirus cases exceed 500,000

    Social sharing

    Social sharing Post Views: 3 NAIROBI (9News Nigeria) – African countries must carry out more coronavirus testing and make people use masks, a regional disease Read more

    Advertisements
  • “I Am Ready To Pray For Coronavirus Patients In Isolation Centres” – TB Joshua Says

    Social sharing

    Social sharing Post Views: 4 Pastor Temitope Joshua of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has said that he is ready to virtually offer prayer Read more

    Advertisements
  • The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha

    JUST IN:FG asks states to prepare more bed spaces as COVID-19 cases rise

    Social sharing

    Social sharing Post Views: 1 The Federal Government on Thursday asked state governments to prepare more bed spaces for COVID-19 patients as the number of Read more

    Advertisements
  • Buhari thinking what next

    Nigerian govt warns hospital MDs over rejection of patients, says they would be held responsible for deaths

    Social sharing

    Social sharing Post Views: 3 The Federal Government on Thursday warned medical directors of hospitals in the country against rejection of patients for fear of Read more

    Advertisements