Ambassador Bennett Denounces Church Attacks in Nigeria

January 28, 2014 - Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, today issued the following statement:

“Canada condemns the terrible attacks by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria that have killed nearly 100 people and wounded many others.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my prayers and deepest sympathies to those injured in the attacks and to the families and friends of those who lost their lives.

“Canada stands with the Government of Nigeria in its fight against terrorism and hopes it will bring those responsible for these crimes to justice.

“Such violence, including that perpetrated against any faith community, must not be tolerated.

“In December 2013, Canada listed Boko Haram as a terrorist organization. Its members are responsible for hundreds of attacks and the deaths of more than 1,000 innocent people.”

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