United States Condemns Suspected Boko Haram Attack In Gumsuri

Channels Television  
Updated December 19, 2014

United StatesThe United States has condemned the attack on the village of Gumsuri, reported to have been perpetrated by Boko Haram, that took place on December 14.

The Nigerian military sources confirmed at least 16 dead, including the Chief Imam of the village.

A statement by the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States of America in Abuja, read: “We are aware of reports from persons who fled the scene of the attack that suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 people during a Sunday raid on the remote village in north-east Nigeria, but we are not in a position to confirm the details.

“We abhor such violence, which continues to take a terrible toll on the people of Nigeria, and we extend our condolences to the victims and their families.

“Boko Haram has shown no regard for human life. This year alone, it has murdered thousands of innocent people in vicious attacks on schools, churches, and mosques, and its attacks have resulted in displacement of hundreds of thousands of Nigerians.”

The statement added that the United States Government remained “committed to helping the government of Nigeria address the threat posed by violent extremist organizations and its efforts to find and free the girls abducted in Chibok and all others who have been abducted”.