Sudan: Security council condemns attack against UNAMID Peacekeepers in Darfur

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – The UN security Council has condemned the recent killing of a Nigerian peacekeeper in Darfur, calling on the government to expediently probe the matter and bring the culprit to justice.

A press release, received by PANA here Friday, said members of the Security Council condemned, in the strongest terms, the attack on the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) peacekeepers by an unidentified group in a carjacking incident in Nyala, South Darfur State, on 31 May 2017.  

One Nigerian peacekeeper was killed in the attack.

“The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the family of the victim, as well as to the people and Government of Nigeria and to UNAMID. “ the security council press release stressed.

It said thee members of the Security Council called on the Government of Sudan to swiftly conduct a full investigation into the attack and bring the perpetrators to justice. They underlined that attacks targeting peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law.

“The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support for UNAMID and called on all parties in Darfur to cooperate fully with the mission," the release, distributed by UNAMID in Sudan, said.
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02 june 2017 19:27:08

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