United States and Canadian Governments have condemned the recent killings in Adamawa and Borno states, leading to no fewer than 70 casualties.
Jen Psaki, US spokesperson in a statement assured that his country would assist Nigerian Government in counter terrorism as it moves to investigate the attacks.
Psaki states, “The United States condemns Boko Haram’s vicious attacks on Sunday in Borno and Adamawa, Nigeria, that took the lives of dozens of innocent civilians.
” We support Nigerian authorities as they begin to investigate these attacks, and urge citizens to support their efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice.
“The United States remains committed to supporting the people of northern Nigeria in their struggle against violent extremism and to helping the Government of Nigeria as it works to counter the threat posed by Boko Haram and associated groups.”
On his part, Canadian Ambassador for Religious Freedom, Andrew Bennett, in a statement issued by the Embassy in Abuja, insisted violence against any faith should not be tolerated.
He says, “Canada condemns the terrible attacks by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria that have killed nearly 100 people and wounded many others.
“On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my prayers and deepest sympathies to those injured in the attacks and to the families and friends of those who lost their lives.
“Canada stands with the Government of Nigeria in its fight against terrorism and hopes it will bring those responsible for these crimes to justice.
“Such violence, including that perpetrated against any faith community, must not be tolerated.
“In December 2013, Canada listed Boko Haram as a terrorist organization. Its members are responsible for hundreds of attacks and the deaths of more than 1,000 innocent people.”