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Minister for Africa condemns Boko Haram attacks

James Duddridge condemns appalling attacks in Borno, Nigeria, which have killed over 100 in the holy month of Ramadan.


Speaking following the attacks, Minister for Africa James Duddridge said:

I am appalled by the recent attacks in Borno state in which over 100 people have been killed. These attacks deliberately targeted Muslim worshippers during the holy month of Ramadan. My thoughts and sympathies are with the victims and their families.

These attacks serve as a stark reminder of the threat posed by Boko Haram, which deliberately targets the weak and vulnerable and those, both Muslim and Christian, who will not subscribe to their extremist and intolerant views. The UK remains firm in our determination to support Nigeria in the fight against terrorism.

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Published 4 July 2015