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United States Condemns Explosions in Nigerian Capital


The United States strongly condemns the dual explosions in the Nyanya and Kuje areas of Abuja on October 2, and the suicide bombings and militant attacks in Maiduguri and Adamawa on October 1.  We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed and injured.

These tragic events are stark reminders that violent extremists will stop at nothing to inflict horrific and indiscriminate harm upon innocent lives.  In particular, Boko Haram’s reign of terror and sheer brutality have left thousands dead and millions displaced.

The United States stands with the government and the people of Nigeria to defeat Boko Haram and other perpetrators of terrorism.  Through our security and counterterrorism assistance, our unparalleled commitment aims to help Nigeria achieve this goal.

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Sean J. McIntosh

First Secretary, Press Attaché (Spokesman)

U.S. Embassy Abuja

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