NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

27 Aug. 2011

NATO Secretary General strongly condemns the attacks on UN offices in Nigeria

The NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has written to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to extend, on behalf of the Alliance, the deepest condolences to the families of the victims of Friday's attacks targeting the UN offices in the Nigerian capital Abuja, and the deepest sympathy to the UN personnel who were injured.

"I was appalled to hear about the terrible bomb attacks," wrote the Secretary General. "NATO strongly condemns these dreadful and heinous acts, which deliberately target UN staff who are devoting their lives to help others."

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