28 December 2011

Nigeria: Spain Condemns Madalla Attacks

The Spanish Government has expressed profound sorrow and condemned the wave of terrorist attacks which took place yesterday, Christmas Day, against several catholic churches in the cities of Madala, Jos, Gadaka and Damaturu, which resulted in the death of forty persons.

A statement issued by the Deputy Head of Mission, Spanish Embassy in Abuja, Ignacio Garrido Antonio reads: "Spain offers its sincere condolences to the President and people of Nigeria as well as the families of the victims.

"The Spanish Government expresses its solidarity and support to the people of Nigeria in the fight against terrorism and in its determination to hunt down the perpetrators of these attacks.

"The terrorist attacks of sectarian violence of yesterday come in addition to the abominable activities which the terrorist organization Boko Haram has been carrying out of late against the Christian community in Nigeria."

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