Canada Deplores Recent Attacks in Nigeria

January 21, 2012 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement on terrorist attacks in Kano, Nigeria, that left scores of people dead or injured, and for which radical terrorist group Boko Haram has reportedly claimed responsibility:

“Canada unequivocally condemns these latest cowardly attacks in Nigeria’s north.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those killed and wish a speedy recovery to those hurt by this senseless violence.

“We stand with the people and government of Nigeria in their efforts to combat the vicious scourge of terrorism, bring about stability and maintain unity in the face of this pressing challenge.”

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