New York - The U.S. has condoled with Nigeria and families
of victims of the twin bomb blasts in Madagali, Adamawa, which claimed scores
of lives and injured several others on Friday.
The spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, Mark
Toner, during a press briefing on Friday, regretted that the attacks came after
a relative calm in the northeast.
“First of all, we condemn the attack today in Madagali,
Nigeria, that has reportedly killed at least 30 individuals and wounded many
“After a period of relative calm for the people of northeastern
Nigeria, this tragic attack is a reminder of the need to remain vigilant and
maintain a sense of urgency in the fight against Boko Haram.
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“The United States supports Nigeria and its Lake Chad Basin
neighbours in their effort to defeat the group and ensure the safety and
security of all its citizens.
“We also send our condolences, obviously, to the victims and
their families and the people of Nigeria,” Toner said.
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