EU condemns Nigeria Christmas bombings

December 27th, 2011 - 4:40 am ICT by IANS  

Brussels, Dec 27 (IANS) The European Union Monday condemned the Christmas Day bombings in Nigeria that left scores of people dead or injured.

Sunday’s explosion at the St. Therasa Catholic Church in Madalla town on the outskirts of Abhuja killed at least 25 people. Blasts also took place in Jos city in central Nigeria, reports Xinhua.

“I am profoundly shocked and saddened by the terrorist attacks which took place in several regions of Nigeria, including cowardly attacks on religious symbols and Churches during the Christmas period, with appalling loss of human lives,” EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said.

“I condemn in the strongest possible terms these attacks and all other acts of terrorism,” she said in a statement.

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