“Canada condemns in the strongest terms the latest terrorist attack in Cameroon,” said Minister Rob Nicholson. “On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my sincere condolences to the families and friends of those killed and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.”
The suicide attack, which claimed the lives of 21 and left more than 85 wounded, occurred at a popular night in Maroua, a town in northern Cameroon, an area regarded a strategic area for terrorist organisation Boko Haram.
“Although Boko Haram has not claimed responsibility for this attack, the terrorist organisation is the likely perpetrator,” he said. Nicholson said the attack – the fifth one in less than two weeks – was unusual in Cameroon. On July 22, a twin bombing attack took place in Cameroon with various reports saying the suicide bombers where young girls aged 12 and below.
“These attacks serve only to strengthen our resolve to fight terrorism,” said Nicholson.
In December 2013, Canada listed Boko Haram as a terrorist entity.