The United Nations has marked the 10 year memorial of the bombing of its UN house by Boko Haram terrorists in Abuja, Njenje Media News reports.
The United Nations says it remains committed to helping Nigerians realise their dreams, with the Resident Coordinator giving the assurance at 10 year memorial of the devastating event.
The very emotional wreath laying ceremony was done at the epitaph built in honour of the victims, with government officials and family members paying their respect to the souls of the dead.
The bomb blast claimed 23 fatalities, with 13 being Staff members of the UN, and 60 casualties.
Njenje Media News recalls that a suicide car had August 26, 2011 bombed the United Nations headquarters in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, with the powerful blast destroyind the lower floors of the building, killing 23, with dozens injured.
A spokesman for the Islamist group Boko Haram had then told the BBC in a phone call that it had carried out the attack.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon said the attack was “an assault on those who devote their lives to helping others”.