Brussels, 31/01/2016
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Statement

Statement of the Spokesperson on the attacks in Nigeria

Nigeria is once again the target of terrorist violence.

The attack near the North-Eastern town of Maiduguri in Nigeria has left more than fifty people killed. 

Our thoughts and condolences are with the families and friends of those affected.

Tomorrow at a donors conference in Addis-Ababa (Ethiopia), the EU will confirm its contribution of 50 million euro to assist countries of the region to fight terrorism.

The EU remains committed to providing a comprehensive range of political, development and humanitarian support to Nigeria and the region in tackling this threat and in ensuring the sound development of the region.