World Methodist Council Condemns Terror Attacks by Boko Haram

Refugees fleeing Boko Haram attacks on the town of Bama take shelter at a school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Sept. 3, 2014. (photo credit VOANews.com)

Refugees fleeing Boko Haram attacks on the town of Bama take shelter at a school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Sept. 3, 2014. (photo credit File – VOANews.com)

The deadly attacks on 16 villages in northeast Nigeria carried out by Boko Haram that may have left thousands dead and many injured and displaced have been condemned by the World Methodist Council (WMC).

Bishop Ivan Abrahams, the WMC General Secretary, extended condolences to the bereaved and displaced families. He further added that, “everyone must do more to stop this senseless reign of intolerance and terror wreacking havoc in this West African country preparing for elections on 14 February.” He encouraged religious and political leaders to explore all peaceful means to end the bloody conflict, but also to make make it patently clear that the reprehensible trade in terror will not be tolerated by peace-loving people.