UN Security Council condemns recent terrorist attack in Nigeria

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday condemned the recent terrorist attack in northeastern Nigeria that claimed at least 65 lives.

In a press statement, the 15 members of the Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and government of Nigeria.

The Council commended the efforts of countries in the region, including through the Multinational Joint Task Force, to effectively combat terrorism, and encouraged further progress in this endeavor.

The Council members reaffirmed that acts of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitute one of the most serious threats to international peace and security. They also underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these acts of terrorism to justice, and urged all states to cooperate with the Nigerian government and all other relevant authorities in this regard.

On July 27, Boko Haram militants attacked mourners returning from a funeral in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, killing at least 65 people.

Source: International Islamic News Agency