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Boko Haram: EU condemns killing of over 60 mourners

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Godsgift Onyedinefu

The European Union (EU) have condemned the killing of over 60 persons by suspected Boko Haram members at a funeral on Saturday in Borno State.

The latest carnage occurred  of the insurgency-wracked state.

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Sunday reportedly unleashed a deadly attack and killed at least 60 persons at a funeral procession at Badu, a village in Nganzai Local Government Area.

In a statement published on its website on Monday, the EU extended its condolences to the victims and families affected by the attacks. It also wished the wounded a speedy recovery.

The EU assured the Nigerian government and neighbouring countries of its support in combating terrorism in all its forms.

”The EU stands united with the Nigerian government and people in the fight against terrorism. Together, we are determined to keep promoting and supporting cooperation among neighbouring countries and communities to eradicate terrorism in all its forms.

”The EU’s recent participation at the 2nd Governors Forum held in Niamey on 17-18 July visible confirms this engagement.

”The EU has been present in the region and is delivering assistance to the population in need since the beginning of the Boko Haram insurgency.

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