1 October 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the car bomb attacks near the venue in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, of celebrations to mark the country’s 50th independence anniversary, and expressed his condolences to the Government and the families of those who lost their lives. Media reports said at least eight people died in the explosions, which occurred near the National Day parade, and quoted the police as saying that the two blasts outside the justice ministry were caused by car bombs.“The attack was particularly sad coming on the day on which Nigerians were celebrating the 50th anniversary of their nation’s independence,” a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesman said.“The Secretary-General wishes to assure the people and Government of Nigeria of the unflinching support and solidarity of the United Nations as they seek to address the challenges confronting the country, and in particular to consolidate the significant gains made in promoting democratic governance and improving the welfare of all Nigerians,” the statement added.
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