Baird condemns Nigeria midnight mass attack

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. (Reuters)

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. (Reuters)

Brigitte Pellerin, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 2:59 PM ET

OTTAWA - A spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird strongly condemned terrorist attacks in Nigeria that killed 12 people attending Christmas services.

"We strongly condemn such despicable and cowardly attacks," Baird's press secretary, Rick Roth, told QMI Agency on Christmas Day. "These attacks occurred on Christmas for the third year in a row, targeting innocent individuals attending religious services.

"We stand with the people and the government of Nigeria, and call for those responsible to be brought to justice," Roth said.


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