Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemns twin suicide attacks on mosque in Nigeria

Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemns twin suicide attacks on mosque in Nigeria
Boko Haram have targeted mosques before. (AFP)
Updated 03 May 2018

Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemns twin suicide attacks on mosque in Nigeria

Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemns twin suicide attacks on mosque in Nigeria
  • OIC Al-Othaimeen condemned in the strongest terms Boko Haram's attack on worshipers

JEDDAH: The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Youssef Al-Othaimeen, condemned in the strongest terms Tuesday’s terrorist attacks on worshippers at a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State, northeastern Nigeria.

The twin attacks by members of the Boko Haram terrorist group during afternoon prayers killed 27 people and injured dozens of other worshippers.

In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency, the OIC secretary-general offered his deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and to the Nigerian Government, wishing the injured a speedy and full recovery.

He underlined the need to bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism, and urged citizens to continue to cooperate actively with the authorities in apprehending them.

Al-Othaimeen reaffirmed that terrorism constituted a serious threat to the region, and pledged OIC’s full support for Nigeria in its efforts to eradicate the menace.