Canada Condemns Attack in Nigerian Capital

June 25, 2014 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement after an explosion in a shopping centre in Abuja reportedly killed at least 21 people and wounded another 17:

“Canada strongly condemns the cowardly terrorist attack in Abuja, Nigeria, and offers its condolences to the families and friends of the victims. We wish a speedy recovery to the injured.

“These indiscriminate attacks only strengthen our resolve in the fight against terrorism. We call for the perpetrators and supporters of this heinous violence to be held accountable for their actions.”

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