UN chief ‘outraged’ at killing of over 100 civilians, says spokesperson-World Information , Alenz

UN chief ‘outraged’ at killing of over 100 civilians, says spokesperson-World Information , Alenz

The United Nations has expressed its ‘full help’ to authorities of their efforts to beat threats to the nation’s peace, stability and unity

Burkina Faso attack: UN chief 'outraged' at killing of over 100 civilians, says spokesperson

File picture of Antonio Guterres. AP

United Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres is “outraged” over the bloodbath of civilians in Burkina Faso’s unstable north, his spokesperson mentioned Saturday, the deadliest assaults since Islamist violence erupted within the west African nation in 2015.

“The Secretary-Basic is outraged by the killing, early in the present day, of over 100 civilians, together with seven youngsters, in an assault by unidentified assailants on a village within the Province of Yagha, within the Sahel Area of Burkina Faso,” Stephane Dujarric mentioned in an announcement.

The nation’s authorities mentioned “terrorists,” a time period for jihadists, killed civilians of all ages and set fireplace to properties and the principle market in a single day close to the borders with Mali and Niger.

An area official informed AFP dozens have been wounded.

Guterres “strongly condemns the heinous assault and underscores the pressing want for the worldwide neighborhood to redouble help to Member States within the battle towards violent extremism and its unacceptable human toll,” Dujarric mentioned.

The United Nations expressed its “full help to the authorities of their efforts to beat the threats to the peace, stability and unity of the nation.”

 

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