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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Identity of Nigerian soldier killed in Darfur shrouded in secrecy

The identity of a Nigerian peacekeeper who was killed while serving with the African Union - UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur has not been revealed .
On Thursday, UNAMID , in a statement , said the unnamed Nigerian soldier was killed by an unidentified group in a carjacking incident in Nyala, South Darfur State.

The Mission extended its condolences to the family of the late peacekeeper and the Government of Nigeria .

“UNAMID strongly condemns this attack, which constitutes a violation of international law .
“The incident has been reported to the relevant Sudanese authorities .

“UNAMID calls on the Government of Sudan to swiftly apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice .

“The Mission extends its deepest condolences to the family of the late peacekeeper , his colleagues , and the Federal Government of Nigeria . ”

The UN, at a press briefing by Mr . Stéphane Dujarric , spokesman for the Secretary - General , confirmed the death and extended its condolences to the family, colleagues and the Federal Government .

“We join the Mission in extending our deepest condolences to the family of the late peacekeeper , his colleagues , and the Federal Government of Nigeria ,” Dujarric said.

(NAN )

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