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Foreign Secretary condemns suicide bomb attack on school in Nigeria

Following reports of a suicide attack this morning on a school in North East Nigeria, the Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, condemned the attack and expressed his support for Nigeria.

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Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

I am horrified to hear about the suicide bomb attack today that has killed a large number of students at a school in North East Nigeria, and injured many more. I condemn those responsible for this appalling act and hope they are swiftly brought to justice.

I offer the British government’s deepest condolences to the bereaved and those who have suffered injury. We will continue to work closely with the Nigerian government to help them tackle the threat from terrorism.

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Published 10 November 2014