ANKARA

Turkey on Wednesday condemned a deadly terror attack in northeastern Nigeria. 

“We are deeply saddened by the terrorist attack that took place in Borno State of Nigeria, on June 9, 2020, claiming many lives and leaving several injured,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“We condemn this heinous terrorist attack. We wish Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives, speedy recovery to the injured and offer our sincere condolences to the people and Government of Nigeria,” it added.

Boko Haram terrorists on Tuesday killed dozens of civilians in an attack on a remote village, in Borno State, according to local security sources.

Terrorist attacks have killed over 30,000 and displaced about 3 million people since July 2009, when the violence started in the country’s northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, across an area roughly the size of Belgium.

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