Crime & SecurityUnited StatesUN Condemns Bandit Attacks in Zamfara

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The secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres, has criticized the attacks on Zamfara residents by bandits.

This was indicated in a statement issued on Monday by Stephane Dujarric, the secretary-general’s spokesman.

As noted in the statement, Guterres condoled with families affected, urging the federal government to fish out those responsible.

He urges the FG to spare no effort in bringing those responsible for the attack to justice.

“The Secretary-General strongly condemns the appalling attacks perpetrated over the weekend in Nigeria’s Zamfara State in which scores of civilians were killed. He extends his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.

“The Secretary-General reaffirms the solidarity and support of the United Nations to the Government and people of Nigeria in their fight against terrorism, violent extremism, and organized crime,” the statement read.

Last week, bandits had invaded about five communities located in Bukkuyum and Anka LGAs of the state.

The state government confirmed that bandits killed scores of villagers and set many houses ablaze.

Beloved John (Staff Writer)
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