United States Condemns Suspected Boko Haram Attack In Gumsuri

The United States on Friday condemned  in the strongest terms an attack on the village of Gumsuri which was believed to be  perpetrated by Boko Haram.

In a statement issued by its embassy in Abuja, the US also reassured Nigeria of its support at taming the terrorists.

The attack on 14 December according to Nigerian military sources confirmed at least 16 people including the chief imam of the village were dead.

The statement said: "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 during a Sunday raid on the remote village in northeast Nigeria, but we are not in a position to confirm the details.

"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.  This year alone, it has murdered thousands of innocent people in vicious attacks on schools, churches, and mosques, and its attacks have resulted in displacement of hundreds of thousands of Nigerians.

"We remain committed to helping the government of Nigeria address the threat posed by violent extremist organizations and its efforts to find and free the girls abducted in Chibok and all others who have been abducted."

Source: World Stage
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