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Russia condemns terrorist attack in Nigeria

February 01, 19:55 UTC+3 MOSCOW
According to the Russian Embassy to Nigeria, there are no Russian nationals among the casualties
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MOSCOW, February 1. /TASS/. Russia resolutely condemns a chain of terrorist attacks in Nigeria on January 30-31, which the Nigerian authorities say were committed by the extremist group Boko Haram, an extremist group pledging allegiance to outlawed in Russia Islamic State, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

"We express solidarity with the people and the government of Nigeria, and we offer deep condolences to the families of the killed. We wish an early recovery to all who were injured," the ministry said, once again urging "active coordinated effort by the world community on fight against the threat of international terrorism".

"Terrorist attacks on several settlements, as well as a camp for refugees and internally displaced persons were committed in the northeast of Nigeria on January 30-31," the ministry said.

"As a result more than 80 people were killed, and the village of Dalori was fully destroyed by fire," the ministry went on. "According to the Russian Embassy to Nigeria, there are no Russian nationals among the casualties," it said.

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