Posts Tagged With: Boko Haram
UK increasing support to save lives and rebuild north east Nigeria as famine looms after Boko Haram destruction
OTTAWA, Canada, December 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement in reaction to reports that terrorists killed at least 30 and kidnapped at least 100 women and girls from the town of Gumsuri in northern Nigeria on December 14, 2014:
“I was sickened by the news of another kidnapping of a large number of women and girls by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria. This is the latest in a series of odious crimes by this repugnant terrorist group, which preys on the innocent and defenceless.
“On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my sincere condolences to the families and friends of those killed, and express my heartfelt desire for the early and safe return of those who were kidnapped.
“This act will only serve to unite Nigerians and the international community in the fight against international terrorism. We call on the Government of Nigeria to do all they can to reunite these women and girls with their loved ones.”
The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa (UNOWA) and High-Level Representative of the Secretary-General to Nigeria, Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas strongly condemns the renewed waves of attacks in Borno State, North Eastern Nigeria and the continuous violence against innocent civilians, notably reported large abductions of women and children.
Statement on the Kidnapping of the Nigerian School Girls from the Office of the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson’s Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — We strongly condemn the horrific abduction of young girls from the Chibok Government Girls Secondary School in Borno State […]