UN Humanitarian Coordinator In Nigeria Condemns Konduga Attack

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By: Aisha SD Jamal & Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri.

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon has condemned the Sunday killings of 30 civilians in Mandarari community of Konduga local government area in Borno state, north-east Nigeria.

This was made known in a statement issued to reporters in Maiduguri on Tuesday.
Konduga is 38 kilometres east of Maiduguri, the state capital and has been severally attacked by Boko Haram insurgents in the last seven years.

The statement, disclosed that over 40 residents were also injured in the multiple suicide bombings.

Kallon further disclosed that those seriously injured as a result of the bomb blasts have been transported to Maiduguri for medical treatment.

He urged that all parties to the conflict should protect civilians and comply fully with international human rights and international humanitarian law and therefore; called for those responsible for these attacks to be swiftly brought to justice.

He said the humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria is one of the most severe in the world.

According to him, since the commencement of the conflict in 2009, more than 27,000 people have been killed.

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