Washington, DC - The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s horrendous attack on worshippers at the Central Mosque in Kano and recent attacks on innocent civilians in northeastern Nigeria. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the individuals killed and injured.

These attacks, while as yet unclaimed, have all of the hallmarks of Boko Haram and the group’s disregard for human life as it continues in its efforts to destabilize Nigeria.

The United States stands with the Nigerian people in their struggle against violent extremism and the threat of terrorism and affirms our ongoing commitment to work with all Nigerians to combat these atrocities.