More US laments Boko Haram attacks in Burkina Faso
From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE United States has condemned the terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso.
The attacks that began Friday are thought to have been carried out by the Nigerian militant sect, Boko Haram.
An attack at a hotel left 25 people dead while another attack on a gendarmerie patrol near a mining town killed two people.
John Kirby, Spokesperson of the Bureau of the US Public Affairs, extending his country’s condolences to the family of Michael James Riddering, a US citizen killed in the violence.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time, as they are with all those affected by this brutality.”
He said Embassy personnel were in touch with local authorities as they continued to assess the situation and are working to assist all US citizens in the area.
“We stand with the Burkinabe people against terrorism and extremism. We will continue to support our partners in Africa to combat this shared and lethal threat.”
Burkina Faso is the latest country to bear the brunt of the Boko Haram terror that has claimed some 20 000 lives and displaced more than 2 million civilians.
– CAJ News
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