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UK’s Africa Minister slams renewed Boko Haram terror

06 July 2015, 10:12Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The United Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, condemned the ongoing terror the Boko Haram sect is carrying out against civilians in Nigeria.

His condemnation follows the killing of scores of people in the restive Borno State, the state worst hit by the violations by the Islamic militant sect.

“I am appalled by the recent attacks in Borno state in which over 100 people have been killed. These attacks deliberately targeted Muslim worshippers during the holy month of Ramadan. My thoughts and sympathies are with the victims and their families,” said Duddridge this past weekend.

He said these attacks served as a stark reminder of the threat posed by Boko Haram, which deliberately targets the weak and vulnerable and those, both Muslim and Christian, who would not subscribe to their extremist and intolerant views.

Also Read: US vows support for Nigeria after attacks

He reiterated his country’s support to help Nigeria fight the insurgency.

“The UK remains firm in our determination to support Nigeria in the fight against terrorism,” he assured.

The Boko Haram crisis has left some 14 000 civilians dead in Nigeria and scores others in neighbouring countries.

An estimated 2 million people have been displaced, with Borno bearing the biggest brunt.

- CAJ News


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