Baird Strongly Condemns Boko Haram Attack in Northeastern Nigeria

June 5, 2014 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada condemns in the strongest terms today’s terrorist attack in northeastern Nigeria, which has killed and injured scores of defenceless civilians, including women and children.

“This was a cowardly attack carried out by the terrorist group Boko Haram, which has been unleashing unspeakable forms of violence and terror on the citizens of Nigeria. This causes us great concern, and we call for this violence to cease immediately.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I offer our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those killed and wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured.”

On December 24, 2013, Canada listed Boko Haram as a terrorist organization. Canada’s Criminal Code criminalizes membership in Boko Haram, as well as the transfer of money to support it.

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