(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (KUNA) - The US Department of State condemned the "terrorist attack" in Mubi, Adamawa State, northeast Nigeria, that killed at least 50 people and wounded many others.
The fact "that the victims were targeted and killed in a place of worship demonstrates yet again the brutal nature of the terrorists whose sole aim is to threaten the peace and security of Nigerian citizens," State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement on Tuesday. "Such ruthless attacks on innocent civilians only serve to strengthen our resolve towards meeting these threats in cooperation with our Nigerian and regional partners," she stressed. A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in the town, located some 200 km from Yola, provincial capital of Adamawa State, during the early morning prayers today. The Nigerian authorities blamed the attack on Boko Haram militants. (end) si.gb