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US condemns latest Boko Haram acts

27 August 2013, 17:10 Augustine Osayande and Emeka Adebanji

Abuja - The United States has condemned the recent killings of more than 40 civilians in a village in Nigeria and the attack on worshipers at a mosque in Maiduguri.

The attacks occurred in the terror-threatened Borno State by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to the families of those killed and concern for those wounded,” the US Embassy stated in a document made available to this publication.

It added that the US stood by the people of Nigeria and rejected the indiscriminate attacks on worshipers of all faiths.

“We also deplore the extra-judicial executions of suspected Boko Haram members by any group, including vigilante mobs."

The embassy pledged the US' support of efforts by Nigeria to fight terror.

“We continue to support the aspirations of the people of Nigeria who desire stability, security, and peace."

“We support the government of Nigeria as it seeks to safeguard civilians and hold accountable all those responsible for violence through a process that protects civilians and respects the rule of law," the statement reads.

Members of the Islamic extremist sect, the Boko Haram, have killed thousands in recent months mostly in the northern parts of Nigeria.

- CAJ News


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