OIC condemns Boko Haram attack on Nigerian churches
The secretary-general of the OIC condemned the killing of at least fifty-six people in Nigeria
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned the killing of at least fifty-six people and the destruction of Churches reportedly by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria.
The secretary-general of the OIC, Iyad Ameen Madani, made the statement last week following attacks on at least four villages near Chibok in northeastern Nigeria, allegedly by Boko Haram members.
The official restated the solidarity of the organization with Nigeria.
Meanwhile, foreign minister of Nigeria has said that authorities are working to curb the extremist group.
In an interview with the OIC Journal on the sidelines of the 41 Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers in Jeddah on 18-19 June 2014, Bashir Aminu Wali, the foreign minister of Nigeria, said his government was trying to tackle the extremists.
He commented on Boko Haram’s kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls this year who have still not been found.
““I appeal to the international community to think in terms of the lives and safety of those girls rather than getting them quick, that is not as important as getting those girls back alive and well,” he said.
Commenting on the Islamist group’s motivations, Wali said: “they are nothing more than misguided and what they are, is just criminals.”
Singer offers virginity to Boko Haram for release of schoolgirlsAdokiye, who is also a U.N. peace envoy, made the offer during an interview with a local newspaper Variety
More than 60 women, girls 'abducted' in NigeriaSuspected Boko Haram militants have abducted more than 60 women and young girls in northeast Nigeria Africa
Nigeria gunmen kidnap 20 women in northeastThe incident comes after Boko Haram abducted more than 300 schoolgirls and young women on April 15 News
Boko Haram still holding 219 girls, after escape of 4 more reportedThe girls were taking exams at a secondary school in the remote northeastern village of Chibok on April 14 when the Islamist gunmen surrounded it Africa
Top Nigerian Islamic cleric calls for unity against Boko HaramYears of social and economic blight have been seen as a recruiting tool for marginalized and disaffected young men to Boko Haram’s cause Africa