Abuja - The United States has again rebuked the Boko Haram sect for using children to carry out suicide bomb attacks.
The condemnation follows the and indiscriminate attacks at the Jambutu Mosque in Yola, Adamawa State, the Central Mosque of Polo Ward in Maiduguri, Borno State, and other locations in Maiduguri this past weekend.
“The apparent use of children—particularly young girls—to commit these attacks is especially heinous, and it provides yet more examples of the horrific measures Boko Haram is willing to take to terrorize civilians in northeast Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin region,” said John Kirby, US Department of State Spokesperson.
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He offered his condolences to the families and loved ones of the many innocent civilians who were killed and injured.
“The United States continues to support the governments and people of the Lake Chad Basin region in their ongoing struggle to defeat Boko Haram. We will continue to assist these vital efforts in every appropriate way,”
The Boko Haram sect has killed thousands in Nigeria and the region during a reign of terror that resumed several years ago to carve an Islamic caliphate in Nigeria.
- CAJ News