Canada condemns latest Boko Haram attack on civilians

By Department of Foreign Affairs Canada

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“I strongly condemn the latest attack by Boko Haram on Dalori, a village on the outskirts of Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria, on January31.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my sincere condolences to the families and friends of those killed and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.

“Canada will continue to work closely with the international community to help Nigeria put an end to the actions of Boko Haram in the region.”

Boko Haram is on Canada's list of terrorist organizations. The Criminal Code of Canada criminalizes membership in Boko Haram, as well as the transfer of money to support this entity.