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Canada denounces rampant Boko Haram attacks

06 June 2014, 11:14Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Canada condemned the latest Boko Haram terror attacks that left hundreds dead in northeast Nigeria.

In the latest upsurge in violence claiming increasing numbers of civilian lives it was feared that 400 to 500 people had been killed in Gwoza district of Borno State.

"Canada condemns in the strongest terms today’s terrorist attack in northeastern Nigeria, which has killed and injured scores of defenceless civilians, including women and children," Foreign Minister, John Baird, said in a statement.

“This was a cowardly attack carried out by the terrorist group Boko Haram, which has been unleashing unspeakable forms of violence and terror on the citizens of Nigeria. This causes us great concern, and we call for this violence to cease immediately."

He commiserated with the families affected by the attack.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I offer our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those killed and wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured.”

On December 24 last year, Canada listed Boko Haram as a terrorist organization.

Canada’s Criminal Code criminalizes membership in Boko Haram as well as the transfer of money to support it.

- CAJ News

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