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US pledges to support Nigeria to defeat Boko Haram, terrorism

04 October 2015, 09:50

Abuja - The U.S. has pledged to stand with the Government and the people of Nigeria to defeat Boko Haram and other perpetrators of terrorism.

This is contained in a statement by the First Secretary, Press Attaché, Mr Sean McIntosh, on Saturday in Abuja.

According to the statement, the U.S. will help Nigeria achieve this goal through its security and counter-terrorism assistance and its unparalleled commitment to help.

Also read: 18 killed, 41 injured in twin blasts near Abuja: Emergency services

The U.S made the commitment following the twin explosions in Nyanya and Kuje in Abuja on October 2, and the suicide bombings in Maiduguri and Adamawa on October 1.

"We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed and injured.

"These tragic events are stark reminders that violent extremists will stop at nothing to inflict horrific and indiscriminate harm upon innocent lives.

"In particular, Boko Haram’s reign of terror and sheer brutality have left thousands dead and millions displaced," it said. 



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