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UN urges FG to deal with perpetrators of violence across Nigeria

UN urges FG to deal with perpetrators of violence across Nigeria

- The United Nations says Nigeria must deal decisively with those behind killings in the country

- Spokesperson to UN scribe Dujarric says it is also important for the international community to help Nigeria achieved this goal as well

- He says the UN secretary general is particular worried about the degenerating situation in the Lake Chad basin

The United Nations has urged the federal government to swiftly bring to justice those behind killings across the entire landscape of Nigeria.

Sahara Reporters writes that the call was made by Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, while condemning the violence which took place in Borno State on Sunday, August 19.

The reported added that the organisation also called on the international community to “increase support to regional efforts in the fight against Boko Haram”.

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Dujarric’s statement read: “The Secretary-General condemns the killing of dozens of people in violence in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, on 19 August.

“The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and to the Government and people of Nigeria and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. He calls for those responsible for the violence to be swiftly brought to justice.

“The Secretary-General remains deeply concerned about the persisting violence in the Lake Chad Basin region. He commends national and regional initiatives to bring peace and stability to the area and to address the root causes of the conflict.

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"He also reiterates his calls on the international community to increase support to regional efforts in the fight against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin.” reported earlier that the Borno Police Command said on Monday, August 20, that Boko Haram insurgents burnt down 40 houses in a reprisal attack in Mailari village in Guzamala local government area of the state on Sunday, August 19.

Damian Chukwu, the commissioner of police in the state, disclosed this at a news conference saying that the terrorists stormed the town at about 8pm.

According to Chukwu, the command had yet to ascertain the casualty figure.

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