Lagos - Canada Foreign Affairs Minister, John Baird, voiced his country's concern regarding reports Boko Haram had razed at least 16 towns and villages in northern Nigeria.
“This ongoing brutality against civilians is despicable. I am appalled by these reports of entire towns burnt to the ground and the violent slaughter of entire communities," he said in a statement.
Baird said on the eve of the upcoming election, terrorists continued to indiscriminately kill thousands in relentless attacks on churches and mosques, schools, police stations, and military and government buildings.
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“We strongly urge the Government of Nigeria to increase efforts to fight these horrific attacks and bring the perpetrators to justice," he said.
Baird said Canada, in solidarity with the international community, would continue to support the people of Nigeria.
- CAJ News