Following a brutal attack on Karamga Island of Lake Chad, the United States department of state says it would help West Africa in degrading and destroying Boko Haram.
In a statement released by its state department, US condemned Boko Haram barbaric attacks on human life in the region.
“We condemn the attacks by Boko Haram on Karamga Island in Lake Chad, which killed 48 Nigerien security forces and wounded another 37, with others still missing,” the statement read.
“We offer our condolences to the Government and people of Niger and to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives and who are missing.
“We condemn the violent actions of Boko Haram and its continued disregard for human life. Boko Haram has perpetrated countless unprovoked attacks on men, women, and children in their homes, schools, places of worship, and businesses. Their brutality and barbarism know no bounds.”
The statement, which was released by Jeff Rathke, the acting deputy department spokesperson, reiterated the country’s commitment to destroying Boko Haram.
“The United States is committed to supporting the efforts of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to help the countries of the region increase their capabilities to degrade and destroy Boko Haram.”
Many countries around the world have also pledged to support West Africa in halting the growing force of terror and insurgency on the region.