Abuja - The United States has condemned the latest bomb explosion in Nyanya in the outskirts of Abuja.
The explosion killed at least 17 people dead on May Day.
"The United States Embassy strongly condemns last evening’s explosion in Nyanya, on the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria. Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those who were killed or injured in this heinous act," the statement.
The statement added that this attack was not only on innocent people but on a democratic nation itself. Lawless violence and intimidation have no place in a democracy, the Embassy stated.
"We continue to stand with the Nigerian government and people as they face the threat of violent extremism."
Last month, more than 70 people were killed during another bomb blast in Nyanya
- CAJ News
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