The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim has sent a message to His Excellency Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Federal Republic of Nigeria condemning the attack and conveying sympathy to the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

“It was with deep shock and horror that I learnt the news of the suicide bomb attack in a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State, North-east Nigeria which caused the loss of many innocent lives and injured many others.

The Government of Maldives condemns this act of terror in the strongest terms. The Maldives will work closely with the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the international community in eliminating this global menace.

Please also convey my sincere condolences to the members of the bereaved families and to all those affected by the horrific incident.”