UN chief condemns suicide attacks on camps in northeastern Nigeria

According to a statement issued by his spokesman, the Secretary-General reiterated the UN support to the Government of Nigeria in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism.“These terrorist acts are targeting people who had already fled their homes as a result of Boko Haram violence,” said Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General, in the statement.Preliminary media reports said that at least eight people have been killed in the attacks that took place near the Borno state capital of Maiduguri.Mr. Haq said the Secretary-General offered his condolences to the people and Government of Nigeria for the loss of life, while also wishing a quick recovery to those injured. Borno state has been plagued by violent attacks carried out by the Boko Haram insurgents, and Maiduguri has been targeted many times. read more