JEDDAH, 3rd February, 2016 (WAM) — The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, has condemned in the strongest terms the attack carried out recently by elements of the Boko Haram terrorist group on the village of Dalori near Maiduguri, in north eastern Nigeria, in which 92 innocent lives were taken and a further 136 injured, with some victims burned alive in the village that was set on fire.

Iyad Ameen Madani, OIC Secretary-General, expressed his solidarity with the government of Nigeria in its sustained fight against the extremist Boko Haram group, conveying his condolences to and sympathy with the government and people of Nigeria as well as the families of the victims of what he called ‘an obnoxious incident’. He also prayed for the speedy recovery of those wounded.

Mr. Madani reiterated the OIC’s principled position against all forms of terrorism and extremism, which pose a major threat to all its member states and international peace and security.

In this regard, he welcomed the outcome of the international donors’ conference held on 1st February at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, where the sum of US$250 million was pledged to finance the operations of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) established by countries in the Lake Chad region to combat the violent activities of Boko Haram terrorist group.