U.S. restates collaboration with FG to defeat Boko Haram, rescue Chibok girls


United States said on Friday in Abuja that it
remained committed to helping the Federal Government in tackling the
threat of Boko Haram and other extremist organisations to the country.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Public Affairs Department embassy in Nigeria.
It said the U.S. government has also restated its commitment to support
Nigeria’s efforts to” rescue the abducted Chibok girls and all others
who have been abducted in various communities”.

It particularly condemned in the strongest terms the attack on
Gumsuri village, Borno , which was reported to have been perpetrated by
Boko Haram.

“We are aware of reports from persons who fled the scene of the
attack that suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women
and children and killed 35 people.

“We abhor such violence, which continues to take a terrible toll on
the people of Nigeria, and we extend our condolences to the victims and
their families.
“Boko Haram has shown no regard for human life,” it said.

It expressed concerns that this year alone, Boko Haram had murdered
thousands of innocent people in vicious attacks on schools, churches,
and mosques.

According to the statement, Boko Haram attacks have resulted in displacement of hundreds of thousands of Nigerians. (NAN)

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