US condemns Boko Haram’s attacks in Nigeria, others
Calling for an urgent probe, the United States president, Mr. Barrack Obama, yesterday condemned the terrible attacks carried out by Boko Haram in Nigeria, December 25–28, as well as other recent attacks in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. Boko Haram killed dozens of innocent people who were targeted as they went about their daily lives, attending service at a mosque, shopping.
Obama who spoke through Mark Toner, Deputy Spokesperson of the Department of State, extended his administration’s deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims.
He, however, urged the governments of Nigeria and other affected countries to begin an urgent probe into the terrible attacks.
“We stand with the people of Nigeria and the region in the fight against Boko Haram” he added.
The United States leader pressed further that his government remains committed to helping Nigeria and its neighbors counter Boko Haram’s senseless acts of terror.
His words: “Despite much progress over the past year—due in large part to newly bolstered Nigerian and regional efforts—more work remains to ensure the people of Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria can live in peace.
“The conflict has affected the lives of communities across the Lake Chad Basin region, with some 2.5 million internally displaced people and more than 170,000 Nigerian refugees forced to flee their homes.
” The United States provides advisors, intelligence, training, logistical support, and equipment to our African partners as they work to defeat Boko Haram. We also support those affected by Boko Haram’s violence through ongoing humanitarian aid and victim support services.
“The United States will continue working with our partners in the region to identify new opportunities to support their efforts to stop Boko Haram’s wanton violence and restore order in the Lake Chad Basin region.”