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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on Nigeria

We condemn this senseless violence and tragic loss of life on Christmas Day.  We offer our sincere condolences to the Nigerian people and especially those who lost family and loved ones.  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.