Abuja - Canada has denounced the recent terrorist attacks on churches in some parts of north-eastern Nigeria.
Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, Andrew Bennett, in a statement said, “Canada condemns the terrible attacks by Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria that have killed nearly 100 people and wounded many others.”
Bennett pray and sympathies with families and friends of those who lost their lives in the attack.
“On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my prayers and deepest sympathies to those injured in the attacks and to the families and friends of those who lost their lives.”
He restated Canada support for Nigeria’s fight against terrorism.
“Canada stands with the Government of Nigeria in its fight against terrorism and hopes it will bring those responsible for these crimes to justice. Such violence, including that perpetrated against any faith community, must not be tolerated,” he stated.
In December 2013, Canada listed Boko Haram as a terrorist organisation.
Its members are responsible for hundreds of attacks and the deaths of thousands of people mostly Christians.
– CAJ News