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Canada Appalled by Terrorist Attacks in Chad

OTTAWA, Canada, June 17, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“Canada condemns in the strongest terms the twin terrorist attacks in N’Djamena, Chad.

“On behalf of Canadians, I offer my condolences to the families of those killed in the attack and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.

“Reports that these cowardly and senseless actions were committed by Boko Haram are nothing short of disturbing. We commend Chad’s significant contribution to the regional fight against Boko Haram. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and support the fight against terrorism in the Sahel.”

On December 30, 2013, Canada identified Boko Haram as a terrorist organization. Canada’s Criminal Code criminalizes membership in, and the transfer of money to support, Boko Haram.

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