President Zuma condemns the series of Christmas day bomb attacks in Nigeria, conveys condolences to families and victims

President Jacob Zuma has condemned the series of Christmas Day bomb attacks in Nigeria claimed by militant Islamist group Boko Haram in which 40 people have lost their lives so far and many more sustained serious injuries.

Following the attacks of 25 December 2011, President Zuma has conveyed his heartfelt condolences to President Goodluck Jonathan, the Government and the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, particularly families of the deceased and the injured, during this difficult time of mourning and sadness.

During his recent visit to Nigeria, President Zuma underscored the need for the two countries to work together to promote peace and security, sustainability and democracy in the continent of Africa. "South Africa will work with Nigeria, within the ambit of the African Union, to rid the continent of terrorism and other related ills," said the President.

For further information please contact Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, on 082 884 5974

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26 December 2011

 

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