UN chief condemns suicide attacks against Nigeria camps

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A young girl collects water for use at their home in Bakassi IDP camp, in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state in north-east Nigeria. Photo:UNICEF/Abubakar

The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned Monday's terrorist attacks carried out in two camps for internally displaced persons in northeast Nigeria.

According to media reports, female suicide bombers were behind the attacks.

A recent report by the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, found that nearly one out of every five suicide bombers is a child.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

Strongly condemning the attacks by suicide bombers in two displaced camps near Maiduguru, in Borno State, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for those responsible to be brought to justice.

The incidents happened on Monday, in an area often targeted by Boko Haram extremists.

Mr Guterres noted that these attacks were aimed at "people who had already fled their homes as a result of the violence."

He extended his condolences to the people and Government of Nigeria for the loss of life and wished a quick recovery to those injured.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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