Posted by News Express | 31 July 2017 | 1,548 times
The United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU), and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have condemned and deplored the Boko Haram terrorists' ambush in Maiduguri against a convoy of personnel of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company accompanied by geologists, under military escort.
Different sources revealed that around 50 persons were killed during the attack.
The AU, UN, and ECOWAS reaffirmed their support to the people and the Nigerian government in the implacable struggle against terrorism.
The Unions also reiterated their support to all ECOWAS states to fight against terrorism, by encouraging them to implement the ECOWAS counter-terrorism strategy aimed at eradicating the menace in the region.
In a statement, the Unions sincerely wish the injured a swift recovery and express their deepest condolences to the victims and their families.
Earlier, the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo had condemned the appalling ambush, attack and abduction of soldiers, and civilians who were carrying out their duties to the nation in the Lake Chad Basin Frontier Exploration.
He said the objective of this patriotic exercise was to open up new areas for oil exploration for the common good of all Nigerians. "The terrorist attack resulted in a number of deaths of hardworking and innocent Nigerians, and the abduction of some," Osinbajo lamented.
He commiserated with the families, relatives, and associates of those who lost their lives in the despicable onslaught and wishes the injured speedy recovery. (Channels TV)
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