US condemns Boko Haram attack in Niger

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

The United States Government, on Tuesday, condemned Boko Haram’s June 3 attack on a military outpost in Bosso, Niger.

The U.S. government in a statement also expressed its condolences to the families of the 30 Nigeriens and two Nigerian soldiers killed in the attack.

The government also conveyed its concern to the 67 individuals who were also injured in the attack.

“The United States condemns in the strongest terms Boko Haram’s barbaric June 3 attack on a military outpost in Bosso, Niger.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the 30 Nigeriens and two Nigerian soldiers killed in the attack and the 67 individuals who were injured.

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

The statement restated the U.S. government’s continued support for Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon’s efforts at fighting and defeating Boko Haram activities in their countries and in the region.

According to it, international cooperation and a comprehensive approach remain vital components of this unified effort to bring lasting peace and security to the region.

“The United States stands by our partners in Niger, Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon and supports their efforts to fight and defeat Boko
Haram,” the statement said.