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OIC Secretary General Condemns Attacks On Churches And Calls For Restraint In Nigeria

Posted by Human Rights in Islamic Countries on June 25, 2012


 

Date: 19/06/2012

The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Prof Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu has expressed his strong condemnation of the bombings on 17th June 2012 of churches in Kaduna and Zaria and the subsequent reprisals on innocent persons which led to the death of tens of people and the injury of hundreds of others.

Prof Ihsanoglu reiterated his firm rejection of violence targeting religious sites and worshippers which he said had no place under any religion. He also conveyed his sincere condolences to the families of the victims, the government and people of Nigeria over the tragic incidents.

The Secretary General appealed for calm and restraint from all Nigerians in order to avoid worsening an already complicated situation and shun acts and pronouncements which could ignite a sectarian conflict in their country.

 

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