Posted by Nelson Dafe | 10 January 2015 | 2,762 times
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has strongly condemned the recent attack by Boko Haram in Nigeria’s north-eastern town of Baga, Borno State, that has reportedly claimed over a hundred lives – some report said upwards of 2,000 people were killed in the dastardly attack.
Erdogan in a statement described the terrorist acts by the Boko Haram group as an attack against Islam and Muslims.
He said that these terrorist attacks cannot be related to any religion or civilisation in any manner and nothing can be an excuse to tolerate these brutal acts.
Erdogan said the attack showed once again the importance of cooperation by the international community in the fight against terrorism.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry also condemned the attack with a written statement released on its official website on Thursday.
“We learned with great sorrow of the terrorist attacks carried out by Boko Haram in Nigeria’s town of Baga, which caused the death of thousands. We strongly condemn these brutal acts. We
will continue to stand by the friendly and brotherly people of Nigeria,” the statement said.
•Photo shows Turkish President Erdogan.
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