The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Malta, has strongly rejected and categorically condemned the violent attacks on Churches in Nigeria yesterday.

A string of bombs struck churches in five Nigerian cities, leaving dozens dead and wounded on the Christmas day, a special day for Christians around the world.

The community said the blasts mark the second holiday season that bombs have hit Christian houses of worship in the West African nation.

"These acts of violence and hatred against innocent citizens are provocative and inhuman.

"These are no doubt, inhuman, heinous and cruel attacks, which should be condemned at every level.

"The Ahmadiyya Community condemns the attack in strongest terms, and demands the authorities to bring the culprits in front of justice as soon as possible."

The community said that, in this age, when certain powers, organisations and ideologies were engaged in destroying peace and when ill-feelings against each other were being sparked unnecessarily, the objective of caring for the sentiments of each other, respecting other faiths, showing mutual tolerance and harmony and interreligious cooperation was all the more important.

"The head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community calls all the people to exhibit their kindness to one-another, to show love and affection and for renewing ties of brotherhood and kinship so that peace in the best possible manner can be established in our societies."

He says there is no religion in the world that advocates the destruction of peace.

The community expressed its condolences to the victims' families and prayed for the health of those injured in the attack.

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