On the 27th and 28th December, Boko Haram conducted a number of attacks in Nigeria, killing and injuring many civilians. In response, James Duddridge, Minister for Africa, said:
Boko Haram attacks on civilians in recent days, some of whom were at prayer in a mosque, show a contemptible disregard for human life. I utterly condemn them. Our thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives or were injured. The UK continues to support the Nigerian authorities as they fight terrorism and to provide aid to those suffering because of Boko Haram’s actions.