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Nigerian church killings internationally condemned

06 July 2015, 15:02 Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - John Kirby, United States Department of State Spokesperson, condemned the recent attacks Boko Haram inflicted in northeastern Nigeria.

The onslaught led to the killing of six people in a church in Potiskum, as well as more than 140 people near a Mosque in Kukawa.

“We offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families and the friends of the victims. We will continue to support Nigeria’s efforts to bring those responsible for these attacks, as well as previous attacks, to justice,” Kirby said.

He said the United States continued to provide counterterrorism assistance to help Nigerian authorities develop a comprehensive approach to combat the threat posed by Boko Haram.

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“We commend the efforts by the Nigerian military, as well as the militaries of Chad, Niger, and Cameroon for the gains they have made fighting against Boko Haram.”

Kirby said the United States stood with the Nigerian people in their struggle against violent extremism.

“We will continue to work closely with the Nigerian Government and our international partners to combat Boko Haram and assist its many victims.”

The latest attacks by the Boko Haram came as US Deputy Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, was on Monday scheduled to meet government officials and non-governmental experts to discuss key political, economic, and security issues in Nigeria.

The meetings are scheduled for Abuja.

- CAJ News


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