FG Condemns Attacks on UN Peacekeepers in Mali

attacks on UN peace keepers in Mali: Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga (L) delivers a speech during the ceremony of Peacekeepers' Day at the operating base of MINUSMA (The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali) in Bamako on May 29, 2018. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrived in Mali on May 28, 2018 to show support for UN peacekeepers facing an Islamist insurgency that has killed scores of their colleagues. / AFP PHOTO / MICHELE CATTANI

Abuja, May 19 The Federal Government has condemned in the strongest term, the attacks on the UN Peace Keepers that led to the death of a Nigerian UN peacekeeper in Timbuktu, northern Mali, by unidentified assailants.

attacks on UN peace keepers in Mali

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said this in a statement by its Acting Spokesperson, Friday Akpan, on Sunday in Abuja

The UN Secretary General, Mr Antonio Gettress, had said the attacks, which occurred in separate incidents in Tessalit and Timbuktu, left four other UN peacekeepers including another Nigerian injured.

”As we await further details on the attacks, the Ministry wishes to express its deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and pray that God grant them the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.

”While wishing the injured quick recovery, the Ministry also wishes to commiserate with the UN Peace Keeping Mission in Mali on the sad incidence,” it stated.

The ministry reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to continue to support the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the fight against insecurity in the continent and beyond.

Attacks on UN peacekeepers in Mali

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