ALGIERS, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Algeria on Thursday condemned the terrorist bombings which hit the city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria, killing more than 12 civilians.
"Our conviction is consistent that this terrorist attack, especially those targeting civilian population, will not discourage Nigeria's government, army and security forces to eradicate the terror of Boko Haram, a constant threat to not only Nigeria, but also to all the countries of the region," Algerian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Abdelaziz Benali Cherif, said in a statement to the official APS news agency.
He further added that Algeria urges for greater coordination between African countries in general and the countries of the region in particular to confront the scourge of terrorism, noting that his country is "convinced" that the continuous and collective efforts of the continent will lead to "the elimination of terrorism and its ramifications in the region."
Benali Cherif further extended condolence and solidarity of Algeria to the families of the innocent victims and to the Nigerian government.
As many as 12 people were killed and 22 others were wounded in four suicide bombings by two men and two women in the town of Maiduguri, which has been witnessing bloody attacks by Boko Haram militants for eight years.