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Press Release Regarding The Explosion In A School In The Yobe State In Northeastern Nigeria , 12.11.2014

No: 352, 12 November 2014

We are deeply saddened by the terrorist attack which was perpetrated against a school in the Yobe State in northeastern Nigeria on 10 November 2014, which resulted in the death of at least 47 people, most of whom are students, and injury of a  large number of people.

We share the sorrow of the friendly and brotherly people of Nigeria and convey our condolences to the relatives of those who lost their lives and wish a speedy recovery to the wounded.

We vehemently condemn this heinous attack targeting the education system and students in Nigeria and declare our readiness to provide every support to the Nigerian Government in its fight against terrorism.