The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, condemned the attack in a series of tweets this Sunday in Abuja.
Onyeama’s reaction follows comments by the UN Secretary-General, Mr Antonio Gettress, who said the attacks, which occurred in separate incidents in Tessalit and Timbuktu, left four other UN peacekeepers, including another Nigerian injured.
..the bereaved family and prayers for the speedy recovery of another Nigerian peacekeeper who was wounded in the same attack.
Also for three #Chadian peacekeepers who were wounded when their mine-protected vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Tessalit, Kidal region.
— Geoffrey Onyeama (@GeoffreyOnyeama) May 19, 2019
Meanwhile, in another development, the Governors of the 36 states of the Federation have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to order over funds allocated to all Local Government Areas (LGAs) across the country.
Naija News understands that they made the plea in a statement by Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, the Head of Media and Public Affairs at the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) Secretariat. The governors said the agency was dabbling into a matter that was beyond its mandate.