The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in Borno and Yobe states of Nigeria on 6 November 2011, which targeted a number of places including mosques and churches, and claimed many lives and left many others injured.
Ihsanoglu described the attacks as a criminal act which is contrary to all human values and the noble Islamic values in particular.
While reaffirming the principled position of the OIC against all forms and manifestations of violence and terrorism, he called upon all to respect the spiritual and religious meaning of the blessed Eid Al Adha by means of avoiding violence.
Finally, the Secretary General conveyed his sincere condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the Government and people of Nigeria over this tragic incident. He also prayed for the quick recovery of those injured.