U.S. restates support for Nigeria in fight against Boko Haram

The Minister of Health Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu in an audience with the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle during a visit in the minister's office in Abuja

The United States said on Friday in Abuja that it remains committed to helping the Federal Government in tackling the threat of Boko Haram and other extremist organisations to the country.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Public Affairs Department embassy in Nigeria.

It said the U.S. government has also restated its commitment to support Nigeria’s efforts to​ “​rescue the abducted Chibok girls and all others who have been abducted in various communities​”.

It particularly condemned the attack on Gumsuri village, Borno, which was reported to have been perpetrated by Boko Haram.

“We are aware of reports from persons who fled the scene of the attack that suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 people.

“We abhor such violence, which continues to take a terrible toll on the people of Nigeria, and we extend our condolences to the victims and their families.

“Boko Haram has shown no regard for human life,” it said. 

It expressed concerns that this year alone, Boko Haram had murdered thousands of innocent people in vicious attacks on schools, churches, and mosques.

According to the statement, Boko Haram attacks have resulted in displacement of hundreds of thousands of Nigerians.

(NAN)


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