Connect with us

Local

UN chief Guterres condemns massacre of over 200 people by bandits

Published

on

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has condemned the attacks perpetrated over the weekend in Zamfara state in which scores of civilians were killed by bandits. 

Mr Guterres who spoke through his spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.

According to reports, an estimated 200 people or more were killed in villages in the northwestern state of Zamfara during deadly reprisals by armed bandits following military air strikes on their hideouts.

The bandits stormed five villages in Anka and Bukkuyum local government areas from Tuesday to Wednesday and left behind a trail of blood.

The bandits burnt down the five villages, killed many residents and mutilated their bodies. As at Saturday morning, 200 people had been buried in funerals.

The secretary-general urged the Nigerian authorities to spare no effort in bringing those responsible for these heinous crimes to justice.

Mr Guterres reaffirmed the solidarity and support of the UN to Nigeria in the fight against terrorism, violent extremism and organised crime.

(NAN)

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Health3 mins ago

Unhealthiest Foods for Your Heart After 50, Say Dietitians

World9 mins ago

Pakistan: Woman to be ‘hanged by her neck till she is dead’ for Muhammad images on WhatsApp

Local13 mins ago

Lagos Marine Bridge rehabilitation 66% completed: Official

Politics23 mins ago

Odudu Ime Otutu crowned ‘Ultimate Craftsman‘  Gulder Ultimate Search coronation party

News29 mins ago

Being career woman is good but home mustn’t suffer –businesswoman, Ogundipe

Politics33 mins ago

Animal protection activists intensify laying hens’ welfare campaign

Local35 mins ago

Military trains 103 southern Kaduna youths on armed combat, intelligence gathering

News39 mins ago

PDP chair, ex-govs, NWC in closed-door meeting with Obasanjo

Politics43 mins ago

Insecurity: Military taskforce trains 103 civilians on armed combat 

Politics53 mins ago

JABU best graduating students get automatic employment

Entertainment53 mins ago

“He collect my gee babe ni ooo” – Viral singer, Portable accused of snatching a man’s girlfriend in Kenya (Videos)

Local57 mins ago

U.S. suspends 44 flights by Chinese carriers in retaliation against China

Entertainment1 hour ago

Ikorodu Bois hilariously reenact video of Wizkid and Davido hugging each other last night (Watch)

Health2 hours ago

The #1 Worst Supplement to Take for Colorectal Cancer, Says Study

News2 hours ago

Bandit attacks: Kaduna youths recieve armed combat training

News2 hours ago

Ayra Starr marks one year in music industry, promises never to disappoint fans

News2 hours ago

Driver crushed to death in Anambra road crash

Politics2 hours ago

JUST IN: Iyorchia Ayu, Mimiko, Obi, others in closed-door meeting with Obasanjo

News2 hours ago

Delta suspends road rehabilitation over poor quality

Politics2 hours ago

Maiduguri throat incident: Police deny attempt to cover identity of offender 

Local15 hours ago

Amaechi bags traditional title from Daura, to be turbaned February 5

Politics22 hours ago

Plateau Verification Committee uncovers 709 civil servants with false ages

Business News24 hours ago

Tough Times Await Promoters of Unregistered Investment Schemes

Entertainment7 hours ago

“It’s either private, first or business class” – Annie Idibia says she can never fly economy class

World23 hours ago

UK: nearly 1000 more illegal Muslim migrants enter Britain via English Channel this month

Politics23 hours ago

Civil society protests in Benin over planned hike in fuel price, electricity tariff

World15 hours ago

Biden Against Israel Pipeline to Europe, Fine With Putin’s Pipeline

News22 hours ago

Borno student slits 11-year-old’s throat for refusal to run errands

News15 hours ago

Sammie Okposo, Nathaniel Bassey, others set for Tope Alabi’s concert

World17 hours ago

Texas Temple Terrorist Tablighi Jamaat Connection Confirmed

Politics23 hours ago

COVID-19: Oyo govt distributes first aid kits to 250 BESDA learning centres

News15 hours ago

Govt moves to revive six moribund ports

Entertainment8 hours ago

Lady recounts how her fiancé ghosted her few weeks to their wedding, after flying her to Dubai to propose (video)

Entertainment8 hours ago

“What we share is beyond friendship” – Actress, Eniola Badmus reacts to rumours about her strained friendship with her colleague, Funke Akindele

Entertainment8 hours ago

“What we share is beyond friendship” – Actress, Eniola Badmus reacts to rumours about her strained friendship with her colleague, Funke Akindele

Business News21 hours ago

Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Appoints Olumorin as Acting MD

World18 hours ago

Texas synagogue jihadi was a longtime security concern, was referred to UK government counterterror program

Business News24 hours ago

NCDMB, Navy Collaborate to Enforce Oil and Gas Act

Entertainment7 hours ago

Fans excited after Wizkid and Davido hugged each other at a club last night (Video)

Relationship23 hours ago

How To Know If You Have A Fear Of Commitment & How To Overcome It

Trending