UN Demands Justice for Nigeria Bombing Victims

    United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro (second from left) lead staff members in a moment of silence for the victims of the car bombing at the U.N. compound in Abuja, Nigeria. Photo by: Evan Schneider / UN

    Perpetrators behind the bombing of the U.N. building in Abuja, Nigeria, should be brought to justice, the top U.N. official in the country said amid reports the Nigerian government has arrested two suspects.

    U.N. resident coordinator and representative Daouda Toure, however, noted the United Nations has yet to be informed officially of any arrest.

    “Let me tell you that the UN has not been informed officially of any arrest of any form,” Toure said, according to The Nation. “We demand that there is no impunity so that those innocent people are not left to just die. This is something we demand. It is international justice.

    The Aug. 23 attack is one of the bloodiest attacks against the United Nations. The global body said it is tightening its security in Nigeria and has announced a threat review in all its location around the world.

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