UN chief condemns attacks in Borno State of Nigeria

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. [UN Photo/Mark Garten]

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the recent attacks that have killed scores of civilians in Nigeria.

According to reports, the attacks in the localities of Mafa and Konduga in Borno State left more than 50 people dead, including worshipers shot to death while praying inside a mosque on Sunday.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Secretary-General reaffirms his firm conviction that no objective can be attained through such violence.

He calls on all parties in Nigeria to resolve their differences through dialogue and other peaceful means, and on extremist groups to stop their attacks.

Nigerian security forces in Borno State are battling the Boko Haram Islamist group which, according to reports, wants to impose sharia law in northern Nigeria.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations

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