UN chief condemns suicide attacks in Chad

11 October 2015

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has denounced the five simultaneous suicide attacks in Baga Sola sous-prefecture in Chad today, which left scores of civilians dead or injured.

In a statement released by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said that he “deplores that three of the suicide bombers were reportedly young girls.”

The Secretary-General also commended Chad “for its role in the fight against Boko Haram, as well as the countries of the Lake Chad Basin for their collective efforts to address this scourge,” adding that he encouraged “the holding of the postponed Summit of Heads of State of Central and West Africa, as soon as possible, as a further way to tackle the threat of terrorism in the region, and its root causes, in a holistic manner and in full respect of international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law.”

Mr. Ban also extended his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Chad.

 

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