The United States, yesterday, condemned a brutal attack during which Boko Haram gunmen killed dozens of soldiers and massacred civilians on a Lake Chad island.
This comes after the rescue of 298 females in Sambisa forest by the Nigerian army.
According to reports from Vanguard, fighters traveling in motorized canoes stormed the island before sunrise on Saturday.
Niger said 46 of its soldiers and 28 civilians were killed in the assault, which came after 21 people were shot dead in northeast Nigeria’s Yobe state on Friday, in an attack also blamed on Boko Haram.
“We condemn the violent actions of Boko Haram and its continued disregard for human life,” State Department acting deputy spokesman Jeff Rathke said in a statement.
“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.”
Rathke added that the United States was “committed to supporting the efforts” of the multinational MNJTF task force comprising troops from Chad, Niger and Nigeria to “degrade and destroy” Boko Haram.