U.S. Condemns Boko Haram Attacks in Niger

Press Statement
John Kirby
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 19, 2015

We condemn the attacks by Boko Haram in Lamana, Boulamare, and Goumao, Niger, that killed approximately 40 villagers, including women and children. We offer our condolences to the Government of Niger and the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives.

Boko Haram has perpetrated countless unprovoked attacks on men, women, and children in their homes, schools, places of worship, and businesses. We remain committed to working closely with partners in the region to root out the threat posed by the group.