The world woke up and was appalled at the news of the kidnapping of more than 200 girls in Chibok, Nigeria. This condemnable act of the Boko Haram extremist group is unacceptable and destroys human dignity at its very core. The indecent abduction of the innocent is condemned by the world wide community. We ask that the girls be released and returned to their families so as to stop the suffering of both the detainees and their families.
We, members of the Council of Religions of Mauritius, have been working towards peace and the promotion of living together in our multireligious and multicultural country. We continue to thrive in this respect and hope that the world will be a better place to live in, free from abject actions of extremist groups.
We stand in solidarity with the families of the victims who are at a lost and suffering the sudden disappearance of their loved ones, longing to see their children back home.
We join the International Community in advocating for immediate release of the girls and hope that such violence no longer happens again.
14 May 2014