Edward Kallon

The United Nations (UN) has condemned the multiple suicide bombings in Borno State that killed 30 people, including a community volunteer and injured 40 others.

UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon said in a statement late Monday.

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“This is another terribly sad day for civilians in northeast Nigeria and for the humanitarians who are working to help them.

“The UN and its partners deplore these abhorrent acts of violence and call for those responsible for these attacks to be swiftly brought to justice.

“Our deepest condolences go to the families of the victims in Konduga. We hope all those injured can access the urgent medical attention they require and wish them a full recovery,” Kallon said.

Three bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in Konduga, 38 kilometres (24 miles) from the Borno state capital Maiduguri, where football fans were watching a match on TV on Sunday evening.

Although no group has claimed responsibility, the attack bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, which is seeking to impose a hardline Islamic law in Nigeria’s mainly-Muslim north.

Konduga has been repeatedly targeted by suicide bombers from a Boko Haram faction loyal to longtime leader Abubakar Shekau.

The faction typically attacks soft civilian targets such as mosques, markets, and bus stations, often using young women as bombers.

Boko Haram’s insurgency has claimed more than 27,000 lives and forced two million to flee their homes.