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Islamists condemned over kidnapping of schoolgirls

24 April 2014 | by Fredrick Nzwili | Comments: 0

Nigeria

Catholic Church leaders in Nigeria are urging the release of 190 schoolgirls who are still missing, after last week’s mass abductions of 234 by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.The girls from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok in Borno State in the north of the country were kidnapped in Holy Week, after midnight on 14 April.Their abduction followed a massive bomb-blast in a bus station in Abuja, the capital, in which more than 70 people were killed.“The abduction is most unfortunate and uncalled for,” Catholic Archbishop Alfred Martins of Lagos said in statement. Martins expressed his sadness at the escalating insecurity, while regretting that the terrorists were using religion to justify their actions.His view is common among church leaders who have since un ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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