Egypt stands in solidarity with Nigerian people, gov’t: Foreign Ministry
Fighters of Boko Haram

CAIRO: Egypt stands in solidarity with the Nigerian people and government in the face of “brutal terrorism,” after 29 Nigerians were killed in Boko Haram attacks, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Badr Abdel Atty said in a Sunday statement.

Boko Haram launched two attacks Saturday in the North Eastern city of Maiduguri in Nigeria, hours after Muhammdu Buhari sworn in as president.

On Saturday, a suicide bomber killed at least 26 at a mosque, while on Friday, Boko Haram fighters fired rocket-propelled grenades into the city, killing 13.

Boko Haram has killed thousands of Nigerian civilians and army personnel in effort to establish an “Islamic state” in North Eastern Nigeria. The group has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.

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