US Condemns Chibok Suicide Attack

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The United States Embassy condemns the multiple suicide attacks against the Chibok community in Borno Sate on January 27.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims. The United States remains committed to supporting Nigeria’s fight against these senseless acts of terror,” a statement by the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria said.

At least 16 people have died after multiple suicide bombings in Chibok, where Boko Haram kidnapped scores of schoolgirls on April 14, 2014.

Many wounded people suffered severe burns and are “battling for their lives”, a doctor said.

The 16 victims were buried on Wednesday, according to Pogu Bitrus, head of the Chibok development association.

He said six male and female suicide bombers entered the town on Wednesday, when people gather for the weekly vegetable market.

The first blast came when a man blew himself up at a military checkpoint. A soldier was injured and later died, Bitrus said. Other explosions followed were set off by veiled women.