Friday, 24 July 2015

US condemns ‘Boko Haram terrorists’ use of children as suicide bombers

Abubakar Shekau in the middle, with other lieutenants
The United States of America has condemned the recent Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria and Cameroon.


The US further described the attacks as "horrific and indiscriminate" and said that the use of children as suicide bombers was “unconscionable”.

B'Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau
This was contained in a statement released on Friday, July 24, 2015, by US State Department deputy spokesperson, Mark Toner.
It reads in part:
"Boko Haram's unconscionable use of children as suicide bombers and indiscriminate targeting of men, women and children highlights the group's senseless brutality.”
"We remain committed to working closely with Cameroon, Nigeria and the other Lake Chad Basin countries to defeat Boko Haram.”

Twin bombings occurred in Nigeria’s Gombe state on Wednesday, July 2, while two teenage suicide bombers also launched an attack on Cameroon’s Maroua on the same day.
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