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US condemns suicide attacks on IDPs

The United States Embassy in Nigeria on Thursday, condemned the recent terrorists suicide attacks on the camp of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Dikwa community, Borno, in the North Eastern part of Nigeria.

It was reported that about 58 people were killed and about 78 others injured after suicide bombers detonated explosives at the IDP camp.

IDPs in Dikwa
IDPs in Dikwa

The US Diplomatic Mission in Abuja, in a statement restated the U.S. government’s continued support for the Nigerian government in fighting terrorism.

“The US Embassy condemns the reported suicide attacks on internally displaced persons in Dikwa town, Borno State, that occurred on Feb. 9.

“The US remains committed to assisting internally displaced populations in North-Eastern Nigeria through humanitarian relief efforts.

“We will also continue to support the Nigerian government in its fight against terrorism,’’ it said.

The statement also expressed the American government’s “deepest condolences” to the families of the victims. (NAN)


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