The United States on Wednesday condemned attack by the Boko Haram insurgent, killing at least 70 people and setting alight hundreds of houses in Borno and Adamawa States.
Reports have it that in one incident, the armed men killed 18 people at a busy Catholic Church during a morning mass in Waga Chakawa village in Adamawa State.
In a statement ,Jen Psaki of the Public Affairs Depart of the US Embassy Abuja said 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,” he stated.
Eyewitnesses say the attackers had set off bombs and fired into the congregation in the church on Sunday morning at about 10 am, before burning houses and taking residents hostage during a four-hour siege.