OIC Condemns the Suicide Attacks around Maiduguri

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen.

Jeddah, MINA – The Secretariat General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned in the strongest term the suicide attacks carried out on Sunday, 1st April 2018, in the villages of Bale Kura, Bale Shuwair, Ali Kurami and Jamine, all located in Jere local Government of Borno State, by suspected members of Boko Haram leading to the death of at least twenty nine people and injuring dozens of others.

In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), OIC Secretary General, Dr. Yousef A. Al Othaimeen, described the attacks as heinous criminal acts, and reaffirmed the OIC’s support for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, its leadership and its people, in their war against terrorism and violent extremism.

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While extending his condolences to the families of the victims as well as wishing early recovery of the injured, Othaimeen added that terrorism has no religion and all acts of terrorism are purely crimes against humanity.

He reiterated the principled position of the OIC that vigorously denounces all acts of terrorism and violent extremism in all its forms and manifestations, just as it categorically rejects any justifications for the same. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)