The United States says it is determined to help Nigeria in bringing perpetrators of terrorism to justice.
The US said this due to the Christmas Day bombings in Suleja, Niger state and Jos, Plateau state which killed more than 40 persons and left many injured.
The bombings were allegedly perpetrated by the Boko Haram Islamist sect, after they claimed responsibility for the attacks specifically targeted at churches.
A statement issued by White House spokesman, Jay Carney on behalf of President Barack Obama said, “We have been in contact with Nigerian officials about what initially appear to be terrorist acts and pledge to assist them in bringing those responsible to justice.
“We condemn this senseless violence and tragic loss of lives on Christmas Day. We offer our sincere condolences to the Nigerian people and especially those who lost family and loved ones”, the statement disclosed.
Meanwhile, President Goodluck Jonathan has condoled with the families of those who lost their lives in the dastardly act, saying that the federal government is poised to use resources at its disposal to ensure security of lives and property of the citizenry.
In a statement issued by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati described the bombings as “a dastardly act that must attract the rebuke of all peace-loving Nigerians.
“These acts of violence against innocent citizens are an unwarranted affront on our collective safety and freedom. Nigerians must stand as one to condemn them.
“Government will not relent in its determination to bring to justice all the perpetrators of today’s (Sunday December 25, 2011) acts of violence and all others before now”.
The Minister for Police Affairs, Captain Caleb Olubolade, who visited the scene of the blast, said “This is like an internal war against the country”.