Britain condemns Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria  

London, July 5 (IANS) Britain has slammed the recent Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria’s northeast Borno State, which have killed over 100 people in the holy month of Ramadan.

“These attacks serve as a stark reminder of the threat posed by Boko Haram, which deliberately targets the weak and vulnerable and those, both Muslim and Christian, who will not subscribe to their extremist and intolerant views,” Xinhua quoted British Minister for Africa James Duddridge as saying on Saturday.

More than 100 people were killed in the latest wave of Boko Haram attacks on three towns in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State since Tuesday, local media reported.

“These attacks deliberately targeted Muslim worshippers during the holy month of Ramadan. My thoughts and sympathies are with the victims and their families,” Duddridge added.

He said that Britain remains firm in its determination to support Nigeria in the fight against terrorism.

Boko Haram, which has become a major security threat in Nigeria since 2009, seeks to enshrine the Islamic Sharia law in the constitution of Nigeria. The group has so far killed more than 13, 000 people and displaced over one million others in various armed attacks in the country.

 

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