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US Condemns Maiduguri Mosque Bombing

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The United States on Thursday said it condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist bombing of a mosque near Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Dozens of people were killed and injured in the suicide bombing that took place on Wednesday.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the latest victims of Boko Haram’s senseless brutality,” a statement issued by the US Embassy in Nigeria said.

“Boko Haram continues to commit vicious attacks against innocent civilians, including children.  It has demonstrated repeatedly its disregard for the lives of the tens of thousands it has killed, raped, and injured and the millions it has displaced in the Lake Chad Basin region.”

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According to the statement, the US government will continue to support those affected by Boko Haram’s violence through ongoing humanitarian aid and victim support services.

“We also remain committed to assisting our partners in the Lake Chad Basin region who are leading the fight to end Boko Haram’s wanton violence and restore peace,” it said.

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