Ban condemns suicide attacks in Cameroon

12 October 2015

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the suicide attacks in Kangaleri, Cameroon, on 11 October, suspected to be carried out by Boko Haram elements.

“The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Cameroon. There is no justification for such indiscriminate violence and killings,” said a statement issued today by his spokesperson in New York.

“The Secretary-General reaffirms his solidarity with the people of Cameroon,” the statement further added.

Since July 2015, the Northern State of Cameroon has witnessed 15 separate suicide attacks, causing the death of scores of civilians.

Mr. Ban reiterated the support of the United Nations to the Cameroonian Government and the Lake Chad Basin countries in their fight against terrorism, grounded on international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law.

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