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  6/29/2014, Tammuz 1, 5774

Nigerian President Demands Teens' Unconditional Release


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu received, Sunday, a letter from Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in which the western African leader condemned the June 12th abduction of three Israeli youths and demanded their unconditional release. The Israeli incident came a month after 273 Nigerian girls were kidnapped by Islamist Boko Haram insurgents.

Jonathan wrote, "In behalf of the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I write to express my empathy with the Government and people of the State Israel on the abduction of three teenage Israeli students. Given Nigeria's experience with the scourge of terrorism, I assure you that we are in solidarity with you, as we believe that any act of terrorism against any nation or group is an act against our common humanity. We unequivocally condemn this dastardly act and demand that the children are released unconditionally by their abductors."