UNITED States says it remain 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 over the weekend by the Public Affairs Department of the 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.