IPHRC strongly condemned the recent incidents of terrorist attacks by the Boko Haram outfit that resulted in scores of killings
and injury to innocent civilians in the central market in the Chadian capital N’djamena and an earlier botched attempt at a bus station in Nigerian state of Borno.
The Commission expressed its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and to the respective countries and their peoples on these gruesome acts of terrorism and conveyed a clear message that no Muslim can condone such heinous acts that distort the noble and peaceful message of the pristine religion of Islam.
IPHRC also reiterated its well-known position on the subject that such actions stand in stark contradiction to the tenets of Islam, the very philosophy these terrorist groups ignorantly claim to promote and project, as well as all nternational norms and standards of human rights.
Repeated attacks in Nigeria and surrounding countries demonstrate the need for a joint and inclusive plan of action to combat this threat. The commission called upon the affected countries to address the problem in a unified and concerted manner in order the spread of this menace is dealt in an appropriate and comprehensive manner leaving no hideouts unattended. In dealing with the problem, the Commission reminded the affected countries to use the comprehensive approach that takes into account the root causes of terrorism including its historical, economic, social and ideological dimensions.
The Commission also urged the Muslim scholars and leaders around the globe to keep voicing their strong condemnation of such horrible acts of terrorism that have no place in Islam that is a religion of peace and moderation.