OIC chief condemns suicide attacks in Maiduguri, Nigeria

Jeddah (IINA) � Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen strongly condemned the multiple suicide attacks at a market outside Maiduguri city, northeastern Nigeria, and another attack at the gates to a nearby refugee camp carried out by some female suicide bombers on Tuesday, killing at least 27 people and injuring dozens of others.

Al-Othaimeen, shocked by the nature and succession of the attacks, stated that suicide bombings, especially those carried out by women and children are barbaric and despicable acts that negate human values, which uphold the sanctity of human life.

He offered his condolences to the families of the victims and the people and government of Nigeria over this tragedy and urged the government to intensify efforts to bring all those responsible for this reprehensible act to justice.

The secretary general further reiterated the principled position of the OIC that vigorously denounces all acts of terrorism and violent extremism in all forms and manifestations, just as it categorically rejects any justifications for terrorism.

Source: International Islamic News Agency