Posted by: africanpressorganization | 7 November 2011

The African Union condemns the terrorist attacks in Damaturu, Nigeria



The African Union condemns the terrorist attacks in Damaturu, Nigeria


ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, November 7, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the Commission of theAfrican Union (AU), Dr. Jean Ping, was shocked and deeply disturbed to learn of the bomb and gun attacks carried out by terrorists in the northeastern Nigerian town of Damaturu, leaving over one hundred people dead and dozens wounded, in one of the bloodiest terrorist act witnessed in the country to date.

The Chairperson of the Commission condemns in the strongest terms these mindless criminal acts and senseless violence, which cannot be justified under any circumstances.

The Chairperson of the Commission expresses his most sincere condolences tothe families of the victims and to the Government of Nigeria, and wishes those wounded a speedy recovery.

Once again, the Chairperson of the Commission reaffirms the African Union’s total rejection of terrorism, and its determination to combat its scourge in accordance with the relevant AU and international instruments. In this respect, he encourages the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to spare no efforts in bringing those responsible for this horrific attack to justice.



African Union Commission (AUC)


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