The UN Security Council on Monday strongly condemned the suicide bombing at a government boarding school in Nigeria's northeastern town of Potiskum, which killed dozens of students and wounded countless others.
A suicide bomber blew himself up at the Government Science Technical School in Potiskum of Yobe State on Monday morning, killing 78 students and wounding 45 others, a hospital source said.
In a statement to the press, UN Security Council members underlined that all perpetrators of such acts "must be held accountable at national or international levels."
They expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, and welcomed the ongoing efforts of the Nigerian government to protect schools and school children, as well as international efforts to provide assistance and bring the perpetrators to justice.
No group has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack. But residents of the restive state are blaming Boko Haram, an outlawed sect which has been responsible for major killings in the West African country since 2009.
In April, Boko Haram abducted over 270 girls from Chibok, Borno State. More than 200 girls are still held by the extremist group.