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UN Condemns Birnin Gwari Killings In Kaduna



UN condemns Birnin Gwari attack

UN condemns Birnin Gwari attack

UN Expresses Concern Over Kaduna Killings

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned Saturday’s attack on a village in  Kaduna State, which resulted in the death of at least 60 villagers and leaving several others injured.

The secretary-general called for those responsible for this attack to be swiftly brought to justice, said his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric in a statement.

The statement read, “The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack on 5 May 2018 in Gwaska village, Kaduna State, northwestern Nigeria, which resulted in scores of casualties. “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.

“The Secretary-General calls for those responsible for this attack to be swiftly brought to justice.

“The Secretary-General also expresses his continued concern over the persisting violence and urges all actors to work together to bring peace and stability to the country.”

Naija news had earlier reported the Armed bandits on Saturday attacked the Gwaska village in Nigeria’s Kaduna State, killing up to 60 people.

It will be recalled that in the wake of the recent killings in Kaduna State, President Buhari has approved a new Battalion of the Nigerian Army, as well as a new Police Area Command, in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, as part of measures to scale up the security response to the banditry affecting the area.

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