JEDDAH, 17th March, 2016 (WAM) — The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has condemned the bomb attack on Tuesday, believed to have been detonated by two female suicide bombers.

The attack resulted in the death of at least 22 worshippers and injuring more than 35 others who have gathered for the dawn prayers in Umurari Molai area in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State in northeast Nigeria.

The Secretary General of the OIC, Iyad Ameen Madani, expressed deep sorrow at this incessant killing of persons especially at places of worship in the ongoing violence in that part of Nigeria.

He warned the perpetrators from continuing in this course and urged them to desist from their criminal acts to allow peace in the region. While conveying his sincere condolences to the families of the victims of this latest violence and to the people and the Government of Nigeria, the Secretary General reiterated the commitment of the OIC to continue its support to the effort of the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in its renewed campaign to defeat the terrorism.

He appealed to the authorities to further raise the security level around places of worship.