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AU chair sends Jos condolences

22 May 2014, 07:27Maria Macharia

Nairobi – The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), reiterated her organisation’s full support to the efforts of the Nigerian Government aimed at combating terrorism.

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, expressed AU’s heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and to the people and Government of Nigeria, and wished those wounded strength and speedy recovery.

She welcomed the operational conclusions of the fifth Meeting of Heads of Intelligence and Security Services of the Countries of the Sahelo-Saharan Region, held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, earlier this week.

The meeting provided for a set of measures aimed at enhancing collective regional action against terrorist groups, including the Boko Haram sect.

“The Chairperson of the Commission, once again, underscores the need for all AU Member States, in partnership with the International Community, to redouble efforts to address the scourge terrorism. In this regard, she recalls the relevant AU instruments and existing regional initiatives which provide an appropriate framework for increased cooperation among Member States,” AU stated early Thursday.

Dr Dlamini-Zuma meanwhile strongly condemns the “abhorrent” terrorist twin bombings which took place in a market place in the central city of Jos in Nigeria, killing dozens of people and injuring many more.

– CAJ News

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