US decries latest Boko Haram terror

BOKO HARAM 2By OKORO CHINEDU

LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE United States has condemned the recent deadly suicide bombings and attacks in Nigeria and neighbouring countries.

The attacks have been carried out in Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria.

Boko Haram has perpetrated these and a string of other attacks.

“Through these senseless acts of brutality, Boko Haram terrorists are depriving the people of the Lake Chad Basin region of their fundamental right to live in peace and security,” said Mark Toner, Deputy Department of State Spokesperson.

He added, “We extend our condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of these terrible attacks.”

Toner said the United States continued to support the governments and people of the Lake Chad Basin region as they confront Boko Haram and the violence it inflicted.

“We remain committed to this effort through a number of security and counter-terrorism assistance programs.”

The include providing advisors, intelligence, training, logistical support, and equipment to the governments of Chad, Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, and Benin to aid their fight against Boko Haram.

“We will also continue to provide critical humanitarian support to those who have been internally displaced or forced to take refuge in neighboring countries because of Boko Haram’s senseless acts of terror,” Toner said.

-CAJ News

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