UN chief condemns Ouagadougou terrorists attack

UN chief condemns Ouagadougou terrorists attack

Monday, August 14, 2017 10:50 pm

Antonio Guterres: UN Secretary General

The Secretary-General of the UN, Mr António Guterres, has condemned Sunday’s terrorists’ attack on Ouagadougou.

Guterres extended his heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Burkina Faso and wished a speedy recovery to the injured,  in a statement issued by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

The UN chief stressed that there could be no justification for such acts of indiscriminate violence.

He reiterated the support of the UN to Burkina Faso in its fight against violent extremism and terrorism.

He also reaffirmed the UN’s commitment to the countries of the G5 Sahel as they scaled up efforts to tackle multiple security challenges in order to promote peace and development in the sub-region.

No fewer than 18 people, including eight  foreigners, were killed in the terrorists attack on a Turkish restaurant in the the Burkina Faso capital.

At least three of the terrorists were killed by the country’s security forces later on Sunday.


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