By Wale Makanjuola
Recent frequent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents on hapless citizens have drawn condemnation from US government, which described the incessant attacks as “deadly and destabilising.”
According to a statement Thursday by Department of State Spokesperson John Kirby, the U.S. government said those responsible for the deaths must be held accountable.
“We offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families and friends of the victims of recent attacks in Borno State, attacks that resulted in more than 40 deaths.
“We condemn in the strongest terms the continued and widespread violence inflicted by Boko Haram on innocent men, women, and children in Nigeria. Those responsible must be held accountable,” Mr. Kirby said.
The attacks on Monday and Tuesday were carried out by the insurgents in Debiro Hawul and Debiro Bi villages in Borno State.
Also, in a separate attack on Tuesday, a female suicide bomber killed at least 10 people and injured more than 20 in a market in Yobe State, according to eyewitnesses.
The recent Boko Haram attacks have become a source of worry for Nigeria after initial military operation that routed the insurgents.
A journalist with a national daily Adeola Akinremi said he received death threat in his mailbox in May, where the insurgents promised to unleash further terror on Nigerians.