SA expresses solidarity with terror-ridden Nigeriaby TINTSWALO BALOYI
PRETORIA – SOUTH Africa has condemned the ongoing terror the Boko Haram sect is perpetrating in Nigeria.
The country denounced the latest attacks as inhumane and barbaric.
The attacks by the Boko Haram against at least 16 towns and villages in the north and north east of the West African country reportedly killed hundreds of people and sent thousands fleeing into neighbouring countries.
“Deliberate attacks against innocent civilians are contraventions of well-established international human rights and humanitarian law and constitute a crime against humanity,” Clayson Monyela, Department of International Relations and Cooperations, said in a statement.
“In this regard, the South African Government reiterates its stance that terrorism in any form and from whichever quarter cannot be condoned and South Africa stands firmly with the international community in condemning all forms of terrorism, and these acts in particular.
“South Africa will continue to support regional and international efforts to address the scourge of terrorism in all its forms.”
He extended South Africa’s condolences to Nigeria, especially to the families of the deceased and those displaced by these wanton acts of violence.
Thousands have perished from the long running terror and millions displaced.
– CAJ News
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