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By Zacheaus Somorin

The United States has condemned the terrorist bombing at a mosque near Maiduguri in which many people were killed and injured.

In a press statement made available THISDAY by US Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria, the country expressed its ‘deepest condolences to the families of the latest victims of Boko Haram’s senseless brutality’.

Boko Haram continues to commit vicious attacks against innocent civilians, including children. The statement pointed out that the killings have demonstrated repeatedly, disregard for the lives of the tens of thousands that have been killed, raped, and injured; including millions it has displaced in the Lake Chad Basin region.

The statement added that the United States ‘will continue to support those affected by Boko Haram’s violence through ongoing humanitarian aid and victim support services; saying it remains committed to assisting its partners in the Lake Chad Basin region who are leading the fight to end Boko Haram’s wanton violence and restore peace.