UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged the Nigerian government to bring those behind Tuesday suicide attacks in Borno state to justice.
Suicide bombers, suspected to be members of the Boko Haram group, attacked Mandarari town of Konduga area, about 37 kilometres from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
The attack, which reportedly occurred at 5:50 pm on Tuesday, left 16 killed and 82 people injured, according to police report.
Guterres, in a statement issued by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman to the Secretary-General, condemned the attack.
”Those responsible for these repeated heinous acts in Nigeria and neighbouring countries to be swiftly brought to justice,” he said.
The UN chief extended his deep condolences to the government and people of Nigeria for the loss of lives and wished those injured speedy recovery.