Iran censures ‘terrorist’ bomb attacks in Nigeria

A view of the scene of explosions in Nigeria on May 20, 2014

Iran has condemned the recent “terrorist” bomb attacks in Nigeria, urging peace and security in the African country.

Iran “expresses abhorrence over such extremist, terrorist and inhumane acts and calls for the establishment of peace, calm and security” in Nigeria, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said on Wednesday.

The Iranian official also expressed the Islamic Republic’s sympathy to the families of the victims.

On Tuesday, twin bombs ripped through a crowded bus terminal in central Nigeria, leaving at least 118 people dead.

The twin bombs exploded minutes apart in the city of Jos in Plateau state, situated in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, but officials and residents blamed members of the Boko Haram Takfiri group for the assaults.

Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a number of deadly gun and bomb attacks in various parts of Nigeria since 2009.

Hours after twin bombings in the central town of Jos, Boko Haram assailants targeted two villages in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State, killing at least 30 people.

In mid-April, Boko Haram also abducted around 300 teenage schoolgirls from Chibok school in Borno State.

Boko Haram — whose name means “Western education is forbidden” — says its goal is to overthrow the Nigerian government.

By Press TV


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