Lagos – The U.S. Secretary of States, Mr John Kerry, on Monday condemned Saturday’s attack on Izge Village in Borno, saying that the country remained committed to providing counter-terrorism assistance to Nigeria
Kerry made the condemnation in a statement copied to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
The secretary said that the people of northern Nigeria deserved to be free from violence and terrorism.
“Unspeakable violence and acts of terror like the ones committed by Boko Haram last week in northern Nigeria are horrific, wrong, and have no place in our world.
“We support Nigerian authorities’ efforts to investigate these cowardly acts and bring the perpetrators to justice,’’ he said.
Kerry said that the U.S. Government was planning to develop a comprehensive approach to fighting threats being posed by insurgents.
“We stand with the people of northern Nigeria in their struggle against violent extremism.
“We remain committed to partnering with the government of Nigeria as it works to root out Boko Haram and associated groups,’’ he said.