Iran condemns deadly bomb attack in Nigeria

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham has blasted a recent terrorist attack on a Nigerian mosque, stressing the need to stop the spread of terrorism and extremism in the West African country.

Iran has strongly condemned a recent terrorist attack on a mosque in Nigeria’s northern state of Kano, which left at least 120 people dead.

On Saturday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Marzieh Afkham, deplored the spread of terrorism and extremism in Nigeria and underlined the necessity to eradicate these ominous phenomena.

She further called on Nigerians to close ranks and prevent any measures that would cause sectarian and ethnic division in the African country.

On Friday, two explosions took place shortly after hundreds of people had gathered to listen to a Friday Payers sermon at the Grand Mosque in the city of Kano, situated 423 kilometers (262 miles) north of the capital, Abuja.

At least 120 people lost their lives and around 270 others were injured in the explosions.

The blasts at the Grand Mosque of Kano came a week after influential Muslim leader, Mallam Sanusi, who usually leads prayers there, called for people to arm themselves against Boko Haram terrorist group.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts. However, Nigerian officials often blame such assaults on the Boko Haram Takfiri militants.

Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is forbidden,” has claimed responsibility for a number of deadly shooting and bombing attacks in various parts of Nigeria, which have left more than 10,000 people dead so far.

   
   

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