(No. 392 - December 25, 2011 - 12:15 p.m. ET) Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued the following statement after a series of deadly attacks at churches in Nigeria:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones.
“These people died practising their religion—a basic human right.
“Canada strongly denounces such cowardly attacks without reservation. It is unconscionable that they occurred on Christmas against individuals attending religious services.
“We stand with the people and the government of Nigeria at this difficult time and join those calling for all responsible to be brought to justice.”
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