‘We stand with Nigeria in the fight against terrorism’ – Unites States
NEWSMAN, Abuja – United States of America has condemned in the “strongest terms” the Saturday killing of 43 rice farmers in Borno State by Boko Haram, stating that it stands with Nigeria against terrorism.
The US Embassy in a statement on Monday said, “The United States offers our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed or kidnapped.
“These abhorrent attacks are a stark reminder of why the United States stands with the Nigerian government and people as they fight to defeat terrorism and work to bring the perpetrators to justice.”
Meanwhile, the Police Service Commission has described the unprovoked and mindless killing of the farmers in Borno State as horrifying and barbaric, “especially at a time all efforts are geared towards restoring peace and order in the troubled North-East zone of the country.”
The Commission in a statement on Monday by its spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, said it was disturbed that the victims of the callous act were ordinary and harmless Nigerians who were on their farms to seek their livelihood.
According to the commission, there can never be any justifiable reason for madness and cruelty.