Canada Condemns Terrorist Attack in Nigeria

September 29, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada strongly condemns today’s terrorist attack on a college in northeastern Nigeria. The perpetrators of this abhorrent act targeted innocent students while they were sleeping.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my deepest sympathies to those injured in the attack and to the families and friends of those who lost their lives. We sincerely hope that the perpetrators of this despicable act will be brought to justice.

“Canadians stand united with the Nigerian people in deploring terrorism. We will continue to assist the people and Government of Nigeria as they strive to improve security and uphold the rule of law.”

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