CAIRO: Egypt deplored a Saturday Boko Haram attack on Dalori village and two refugee camps, according to a Monday statement by the Foreign Ministry.
The government and people of Egypt stands with Nigeria against “terrorism,” spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Abou Zeid said, calling for concerted international efforts to counter the “phenomenon” and its funding.
Abou Zeid paid his condolences to the families of victims, who have reached at least 86.
Three female suicide bombers blew themselves up in the attack, AP reported a soldier at the scene as saying.
Al-Azhar Observatory warned in a Jan. 26 report that extremist groups, especially Boko Haram, use widows and other women “deluded” by their ideology to perpetrate suicide attacks.
Four female suicide bombers killed at least 28 people Jan. 25 in the central market of Bodo town north of Nigeria.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari on the sidelines of the African Union summit Sunday, praising “military achievements” by Nigeria’s government in countering “terrorism” in several parts of the country.