The US president, Barack Obama has, in a solidarity message sent to President Jonathan over the recent bombings in Abuja, told the Nigerian authorities not to jump into conclusion yet that Boko Haram is behind the incident.
The statement reads, “We continue to stand with the Nigerian Government and people as they grapple with violent extremism. The Nigerian president has blamed Boko Haram for the incident, the bombing in Abuja, and we have seen that, but to our knowledge, no group has claimed responsibility yet. We continue to work closely with the Nigerian government and its neighbours to address the growing threat of Boko Haram in a comprehensive manner. But again, it’s, in our view, preliminary to make that judgment.”