U.S. urges Nigerian government to investigate Konduga Boko Haram attack

39 people were killed in the attack on Tuesday

The United States of America on Friday urged the Nigerian government to investigate the attack on residents of Konduga Local Government Area, Borno State.

The U.S. diplomatic mission in Nigeria, in a statement, commiserated with victims of the attack.

“We are deeply concerned for the welfare of the young women currently being held against their will. We urge the government of Nigeria to investigate this attack, ensure all abductees are safely returned to their families, and bring the perpetrators to justice as soon as possible,” the statement said

The diplomatic mission also reinstated its continuous commitment towards the fight against terrorism.

“The United States remains committed to supporting the people of northern Nigeria in their struggle to stop the abhorrent actions of Boko Haram and associated terrorist groups,” it said

Some gunmen suspected to be members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram, Tuesday night, attacked Konduga, a village 35km from Maiduguri.

At least 39 persons were killed in the attack while several others were injured and many houses were burnt.

The Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, commiserating with the villagers on Wednesday said that the terrorist seemed to be more equipped than the military and asked for more support for the army. He also released N100 million for immediate renovation and rebuilding of the destroyed homes, houses, clinics and places of worship.

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