Abuja - Canada, which condemned the recent attack that left 40 students at a college in Yobe dead, pledged its commitment to assisting Nigeria in its fight against terrorism.
The country is the latest to condemn the incident that occurred at the College of Agriculture in Gujba this past weekend.
The Boko Haram sect is blamed for the act.
According to a statement by the Canadian High Commission in Abuja on Monday, the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister, John Baird, urged the Nigerian government to ensure that perpetrators were brought to book.
“Canada strongly condemns the terrorist attack on a college in northeastern Nigeria. The perpetrators of this abhorrent act targeted innocent students while they were sleeping. On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my deepest sympathies to those injured in the attack and to the families and friends of those who lost their lives. We sincerely hope that the perpetrators of this despicable act will be brought to justice,” Baird stated.
He reiterated his country’s commitment to assisting Nigeria in its fight against terrorism.
“Canadians stand united with the Nigerian people in deploring terrorism. We will continue to assist the people and Government of Nigeria as they strive to improve security and uphold the rule of law.”
– CAJ News