U.S. Condemns Boko Haram Attacks in the Lake Chad Basin Region

Press Statement
Mark C. Toner
Deputy Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 3, 2015

The United States strongly condemns the recent deadly suicide bombings and callous attacks in Niger, Nigeria, and Cameroon by Boko Haram. Through these senseless acts of brutality, Boko Haram terrorists are depriving the people of the Lake Chad Basin region of their fundamental right to live in peace and security. We extend our condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of these terrible attacks.

The United States continues to support the governments and people of the Lake Chad Basin region as they confront Boko Haram and the violence it inflicts. We remain committed to this effort through a number of security and counterterrorism assistance programs, including providing advisors, intelligence, training, logistical support, and equipment to the governments of Chad, Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, and Benin to aid their fight against Boko Haram.

We will also continue to provide critical humanitarian support to those who have been internally displaced or forced to take refuge in neighboring countries because of Boko Haram’s senseless acts of terror.