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Concern about violence in central Nigeria

08.03.2010 - Press release

Following the unrest in central Nigeria, Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle issued the following statement today (8 March):

I am very concerned about the wave of violence in the name of religion in central Nigeria. The freedom to practice one’s religion is an elementary basic right. I therefore call upon all those concerned to remain calm. I expect the leaders in Nigeria to do all they can to restore peace and order.”

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