US Condemns Boko Haram Attacks In Lake Chad Basin Region


The United States strongly condemned Thursday the recent deadly suicide bombings and “callous” attacks in Niger, Nigeria, and Cameroon by Boko Haram.

“Through these senseless acts of brutality, Boko Haram terrorists are depriving the people of the Lake Chad Basin region of their fundamental right to live in peace and security,” said Mark C. Toner, US Deputy State Department spokesperson. “We extend our condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of these terrible attacks”.

Toner said the US continues to support the governments and people of the Lake Chad Basin region as they confront Boko Haram and the violence it inflicts.

“We remain committed to this effort through a number of security and counterterrorism assistance programs, including providing advisors, intelligence, training, logistical support, and equipment to the governments of Chad, Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, and Benin to aid their fight against Boko Haram,” Toner said.

“We will also continue to provide critical humanitarian support to those who have been internally displaced or forced to take refuge in neighboring countries because of Boko Haram’s senseless acts of terror,” Toner added.

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