Egypt slams attacks on Nigeria refugee camp
Nigerien special forces prepare to fight Boko Haram - REUTERS

CAIRO: Egypt slammed the attack on a refugee camp in northeastern Nigeria, reiterating its solidarity with the Nigerian government against terrorism, according to a Thursday statement by the Foreign Ministry.

More than 70 people were killed after two suicide bombers, reportedly female, detonated their explosive belts in Borno state in a spate of suicide attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram.

Egypt calls for international efforts to counter the “phenomenon that targets the innocent in various countries around the world,” the ministry’s spokesperson Ahmed Abou Zeid stated.

Abou Zeid expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Nigerian government.

On Jan. 30, Boko Haram attacked Dalori village and two refugee camps in Nigeria as three female suicide bombers blew themselves up.  Four female suicide bombers killed at least 28 people Jan. 25 in the central market of Bodo town north of Nigeria.

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