China condemns Nigerian schoolgirls’ kidnapping

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China on Wednesday condemned an incident in Nigeria in which over 100 schoolgirls were kidnapped by armed gunmen, and voiced firm support for the Nigerian government.

The Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying said, in reference to the raid on the Girls College in Chibok Town in northeastern Nigeria: “China strongly condemns and opposes terrorism in all forms.’’

“We urge the immediate release of those innocent students, and assurance of their safety,’’ Hua said at a regular press briefing.

She said China, as Nigeria’s strategic co-operative partner, would continue to firmly support the Nigerian government to safeguard its national security and stability.(Xinhua/NAN)

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