Turkey on Saturday condemned the terrorist attack carried out by Boko Haram terrorists on Dec. 24 in the town of Pemi in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, killing seven people.

“We are deeply saddened by the news that at least seven people lost their lives in a terrorist attack organized by the terrorist organization Boko Haram,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said.

Describing the attack as “heinous”, the ministry said: “We extend our sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives, friendly and brotherly people and Government of Nigeria and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.”

More than 30,000 people have been killed and nearly 3 million displaced in a decade of Boko Haram violence in Nigeria, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

According to the UN Refugee Agency, violence by Boko Haram has affected 26 million people in the Lake Chad region and displaced 2.6 million others.

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