United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, has condemned the multiple attacks across the Northern Nigerian city of Kano which resulted in large-scale casualties and massive destruction to property on Friday.
He also expressed the hope that the government would conduct transparent investigations in order to make it a deterrent to other bombers and terrorist groups across the country.
In a message issued by his spokesperson, Ban said that he was “appalled at the frequency and intensity of recent attacks in Nigeria which demonstrate a wanton and unacceptable disregard for human life.”
He pledged his solidarity with the Government and people of Nigeria even as he expressed the hope for swift and transparent investigations into the attacks to ensure that the perpetrators were brought to justice.
The UN Boss also extended his sincere condolences to the people of Nigeria and to the bereaved families.
Meanwhile, the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) has strongly condemned recent incidents that left many people injured during a meeting of the former ruling party, the Ivorian Popular Front, which took place in the city of Abidjan.
UNOCI launched an appeal for calm and urged the parties involved to avoid any action that might increase the tension and cause the situation to deteriorate.