Posted by: africanpressorganization | 12 January 2015

Baird Condemns Brutal Destruction of Nigerian Villages


Baird Condemns Brutal Destruction of Nigerian Villages


OTTAWA, Canada, January 12, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement regarding reports that Boko Haram had razed at least 16 towns and villages in northern Nigeria, resulting in hundreds of deaths and the displacement of thousands of people:

“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.

“On the eve of the upcoming election, terrorists continue to indiscriminately kill thousands in relentless attacks on churches and mosques, schools, police stations, and military and government buildings.

“We strongly urge the Government of Nigeria to increase efforts to fight these horrific attacks and bring the perpetrators to justice.

“Canada, in solidarity with the international community, will continue to support the people of Nigeria.”



Canada – Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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