UN envoy decries renewed Borno abductionsfrom OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS – THE Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa (UNOWA) and High-Level Representative of the Secretary-General to Nigeria, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, condemned the renewed waves of attacks in Borno State in the North East.
He bemoaned the continuous violence against innocent civilians, notably reported large abductions of women and children.
Chambas calls on the Nigerian authorities to curb the continuous attacks taking place in the North-East and bring the perpetrators of these attacks to justice.
“The High-Level Representative of the Secretary-General to Nigeria renewed the sympathy of the United Nations to the families of the victims, the people and the Government of Nigeria,” read a statement his office released from Senegal on Friday.
It was reported earlier in the day Boko Haram terrorists had kidnapped at least 185 people from Gumsuri, carting the hostages away on trucks towards the Sambisa Forest, a notorious rebel stronghold.
It is the latest such violation in Borno, with the worst this year
involving the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok.
– CAJ News
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