Lagos – The United Kingdom Minister for Africa,
James Duddridge, has condemned the wave of attacks the Boko Haram sect has
recently carried out in Nigeria.
Duddridge noted scores of civilians had been killed
following the attacks that were more pronounced on Sunday and Monday.
At least 80 people were killed in separate attacks,
including an onslaught at a mosque, in Borno State.
“Boko Haram attacks on civilians in recent days, some of
whom were at prayer in a mosque, show a contemptible disregard for human life,”
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“I utterly condemn them. Our thoughts are with the families
of those who lost their lives or were injured,” the minister added.
He said the UK continued to support the Nigerian authorities
as they fight terrorism and to provide aid to those suffering because of Boko
Nigeria, a former British colony, is suffering an onslaught
from the Islamic militant sect whose reign of terror has claimed some 20 000
lives and displaced over 2 million.
The crisis has spilled to neighbouring countries.