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US decries Boko Haram disregard of human life

07 June 2016, 12:17

Washington - The recent killing of more than 30 soldiers by the Islamic militant Boko Haram highlighted the sect’s disrespect of people in Nigeria and neighbouring countries, a United States official said.

Elizabeth Trudeau, Director, Office of Press Relations, US Department of State, said this as she expressed her country’s condemnation of the attack unleashed on a military outpost in Bosso, Niger.

Up to 30 soldiers from Niger were killed alongside two from Nigeria.

At least 67 individuals were injured.

The United States condemns in the strongest terms Boko Haram’s barbaric June 3 attack,” said Trudeau.

Also read: Nigerian Army uncovers fresh plot by Boko Haram

Trudeau extended her country’s condolences.

“This latest attack further underscores Boko Haram’s blatant disregard for the people of the Lake Chad Basin area.”

She said the US stood by its partners in Niger, Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon and supports their efforts to fight and defeat Boko Haram.

International cooperation and a comprehensive approach, highlighted during the May 14 regional heads of state summit in Nigeria, remained vital components of this unified effort to bring lasting peace and security to the region, Trudeau said.

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