Antonio Guterres

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has strongly condemned the killing of 60 persons by Boko Haram in Borno State.

Concise News had reported that insurgents on a reprisal mission attacked Badu village in Nganzai Local Government Area and killed 60 persons and wounded 11 others.

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Guterres, in a statement Monday night signed by Farhan Haq, his Deputy Spokesman, wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

The UN leader expressed his deep condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Nigeria.

Guterres said he hoped those responsible for those attacks will be swiftly brought to justice.

“The Secretary-General calls for an end to these attacks and reaffirms that such acts of violence are grave threats to the security of human beings and constitute violations of international humanitarian law.

“The Secretary-General reiterates the solidarity of the United Nations with the Government and people of Nigeria in their efforts to counter-terrorism and violent extremism,” the statement added.