Côte d’Ivoire: UN warns against further attacks on peacekeepers

The incumbent Ivorian president, Laurent Gbagbo, has been warned by the United Nations that the perpetrators of attacks against UN peacekeepers in Côte d'Ivoire will be held accountable.

Peacekeepers in Côte d'Ivoire

Peacekeepers in Côte d'Ivoire

The warning has come from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as armed militias loyal to Laurent Gbagbo began to attack and burn UN vehicles.

Mr Gbagbo is refusing to step down, despite losing presidential elections in November.

Martin Nesirky is the spokesman for the Secretary-General.

“The Secretary-General reiterated that any attacks on United Nations peacekeepers are unacceptable. He assures all Ivorians of the mission’s commitment to protect civilians irrespective of their political affiliations. He calls on all concerned to desist from obstructing the mission from carrying out its mandated tasks.”

The United Nations says there have been six incidents involving attacks in Abidjan where a military vehicle of the UN mission was burned.

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