United Nations Secretary–General António Guterres has condemned the killing of three aid workers Thursday night in Rann town in Borno state, Nigeria, following an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
The Secretary-General stresses that attacks targeting civilians violate international humanitarian law, and he calls for those responsible for this attack to be swiftly brought to justice.
The Secretary-General reiterates the United Nations solidarity and support with the affected Governments in their fight against terrorism and violent extremism in the Lake Chad Basin and the greater Sahel region.
The UN Security Council has blacklisted Nigeria’s Boko Haram as an al-Qaeda-linked terrorist organization. The Takfiri militants are holding hundreds of schoolgirls captive.