United States Condemns Nigeria Mosque Bombing (March 17, 2016)

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist bombing at a mosque on March 16 near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria.  Dozens of people were killed and injured.  We extend our 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.  It has demonstrated repeatedly its disregard for the lives of the tens of thousands it has killed, raped, and injured and the millions it has displaced in the Lake Chad Basin region.

The United States will continue to support those affected by Boko Haram’s violence through ongoing humanitarian aid and victim support services.  We also remain committed to assisting our partners in the Lake Chad Basin region who are leading the fight to end Boko Haram’s wanton violence and restore peace.