Boko Haram Lurk Again In Nigeria!
Dozens of students in Nigeria’s agricultural college were killed when an Islamist group stormed the school’s dormitories and classrooms.
Reports say the violence was perpetrated by the Boko Haram extremist group.
The attack took place when the students were sleeping in their hostels and the rebels opened fire at them.
Nigerian soldiers recovered 50 bodies and transported dozens of wounded students to Damaturu Specialist Hospital.
Reports say the heinous attack in Benisheikh last week has killed than 160 people.
US Condemns the attack
In her statement at Washington DC, Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki says the United States stands with all Nigerians to reject the heinous violence that continues to be perpetrated by Boko Haram and other extremist groups.
She says these attacks on innocent civilians have no place in a democratic society.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in these senseless acts of violence.” – Ms. Psaki
The US encourages the Government of Nigeria to work together with the families of the victims and affected communities to find and bring those responsible for the deplorable violence to justice.
Sectarian Violence Escalates in Nigeria
Earlier in 2012, a spiralling violence has escalated in Nigeria as Boko Haram group unleashed series of recent attacks.
Boko Haram is a local terrorist group professing allegiance to Al Qaeda. Boko Haram militants attacked several churches on Christmas Day, killing dozens of worshippers. The bombings occurred in Madala, on the outskirts of Abuja, the Nigerian capital, and in the north-eastern city of Jos.
The United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay urged a bold effort by Nigeria’s political and religious leaders to halt the spiralling sectarian violence.
Boko Haram, which aims to install strict Shariah, or Islamic, law across Nigeria, has vowed to keep killing Christians in the multiethnic country.