Sunday, August 28, 2011

UN House blast an attack ‘against humanity’ – UN deputy chief

ABUJA -(AFP) – Deputy UN Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro visited the destruction of the world body’s headquarters in Nigeria on Sunday, calling the suicide bombing there an attack “against humanity”.
“I’ve come to assess the situation,” she said after touring the heavily damaged building in the Nigerian capital Abuja following Friday’s attack.
“It is a shocking incident. This attack is against global peace. It is also against humanity because those who work here come from different countries.”
Migiro later visited the national hospital to speak with victims.
“We are all working together on this issue to ensure that the injured get the treatment they need,” she said in brief remarks afterwards.
The deputy UN chief was to meet President Goodluck Jonathan after leaving the hospital.