Abuja - Canada has spoken out against the latest bomb explosion that killed more than 20 people in Abuja.
The explosion in a shopping centre in the capital city reportedly killed at least 21 people and wounded another 17.
“Canada strongly condemns the cowardly terrorist attack in Abuja, Nigeria, and offers its condolences to the families and friends of the victims. We wish a speedy recovery to the injured," Foreign Affairs Minister, John Baird, said in a statement.
He called on perpetrators to be brought to book.
“These indiscriminate attacks only strengthen our resolve in the fight against terrorism. We call for the perpetrators and supporters of this heinous violence to be held accountable for their actions,” Baird said.
The Abuja explosion is the latest in a series of violence, largely blamed on the Boko Haram sect, that has gripped the country in recent months.
- CAJ News
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