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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL1867, tabled on 26 September 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports regarding the burning of churches, forced religious conversion of Christian women and occupation of a number of territories by Boko Haram, in north-east Nigeria.

Answered on

13 October 2014

We condemn the destruction of churches and all other atrocities conducted by Boko Haram. They have caused great suffering across all communities, deliberately targeting the weak and vulnerable with no respect for gender, ethnicity, religion or age. The UK, alongside other international partners, is committed to helping Nigeria end this violence and tackle the threat posed by Boko Haram.