The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is calling on States to keep their borders open for Nigerians fleeing the escalating violence in their country and who may be in need of international protection.
The United Nations envoy for West Africa has praised Nigeria and Cameroon for their commitment that led to the transfer of sovereignty over the Bakassi Peninsula from the former to the latter, and cited the process as a good example of preventive diplomacy.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “strongly condemns” the murder on Sunday of more than 40 students and the wounding of several others by gunmen at an agricultural college in north-eastern Nigeria, his spokesperson said today.
Members of the United Nations Security Council today welcomed the peaceful conclusion of a special transitional regime established by an agreement between Cameroon and Nigeria concerning the Bakassi Peninsula.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all extremist groups in Nigeria to cease their attacks, after dozens of people were killed in the country’s north-east, including worshippers reportedly shot to death while praying inside a mosque.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and a top child rights envoy have condemned the recent attack on a school in north-east Nigeria that resulted in the deaths of a number of students and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
The United Nations refugee agency today reported that the ongoing crisis in north-eastern Nigeria is continuing to send people fleeing to Niger and now to Cameroon amid the insecurity resulting from confrontations between the army and insurgents.