Nigerian Soldier, A UNAMID Peacekeeper Killed In Nyala, South Darfur

by Kim Boateng Posted on June 2nd, 2017

El Fasher. A Nigerian peacekeeper serving with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) has been killed in Darfur, the UNAMID said on Thursday. UNAMID, in a statement said the 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.

Meanwhile, the members of the UN Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on 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 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.

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