Nigeria double suicide attack draws condemnation from UN chief

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The recent deadly double suicide attack on a camp for displaced people in north-eastern Nigeria has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

At least 58 people were killed and more than 70 injured during the attack, which took place on Tuesday at the Dikwa Camp in Borneo State.

It was reportedly carried out by two girls who had arrived at the camp the night before accompanied by another young woman.

Dianne Penn reports.

The UN Secretary-General condemned the attack which is suspected to be the work of the terrorist group Boko Haram.

In a statement issued on Thursday by his spokesperson, Ban Ki-moon called for an end to all acts of terrorism and sectarian violence in Nigeria.

He reaffirmed the UN's support to the Government in its fight against terrorism.

The UN chief also extended his deepest sympathy to the Government and people of Nigeria, and to the families of those who died in the attack.

He also wished a speedy recovery to those who were wounded.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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