MOSCOW, December 26 (Itar-Tass) — No Russian citizens among victims of the terrorist act in Nigeria have been reported, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
“Russia condemns these terrible and cynical crimes and expresses condolences on the death of innocent civilians. We wish the soonest recovery to injured people,” the ministry said.
A series of Christmas Day church bombings rocked Nigeria on Sunday, December 25, in what appeared to be a coordinated assault by a radical Islamist sect with suspected training links to Al Qaeda, raising the sect’s violent antigovernment struggle to a new and more dangerous level that the Nigerian authorities seem powerless to contain. At least 25 people were killed.