Nigeria Terror Attacks Denounced

Nigeria Terror Attacks DenouncedNigeria Terror Attacks Denounced

A Foreign Ministry official denounced two recent terrorist attacks on mosques in Nigeria which killed at least 55 people and injured over 100 others. In her statement on Saturday, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Marzieh Afkham also underlined the need for an all-out campaign against extremist ideologies.

She voiced Iran’s readiness to share experience with Nigeria in fighting terrorism, Press TV reported. At least 27 people were killed and about 100 injured in a bomb attack on the newly-inaugurated Jambutu Juma’at mosque in the eastern city of Yola on Friday. The bomb attack was the second in less than 24 hours on Muslims’ places of gathering. Twenty-eight people were also killed after an attacker detonated his explosives at a mosque in Maiduguri, the capital of the northeastern Borno State, in the early hours of Friday.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the two bomb attacks. Nigerian officials, however, often blame such acts of violence on the Boko Haram militant group.