Egypt has offered its condolences to Nigeria over two attacks that recently targeted a bus and a mosque in different states, leaving dozens of civilians dead and injured, a statement by the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
Passengers aboard bus in Sokoto state, northwest of Nigeria, were burnt to death when gunmen torched it on Tuesday, while worshippers were killed on Thursday after gunmen attacked a mosque in a rural village in Niger state, west-central Nigeria, according to reports.
The attacks are the latest in the escalating violence in Africa’s most populous country, where armed groups have been targeting villages and commuters for ransoms.
The Egyptian people and government stand with the Nigerian people and government in this terrible tragedy, the ministry said, wishing a speedy recovery for the wounded.
Egypt expresses its solidarity with Nigeria in the face of all forms of terrorism and extremism, the statement stressed.