Only 10 days after the violence perpetrated in north eastern Nigeria and southern Chad, a new terrorist attack involving two female suicide bombers has this time struck a Nigerian camp hosting some 50,000 people, killing at least 58.
We express our condolences to all those affected by this attack.
Targeting innocent people, is unacceptable. Camps have to remain a place of shelter and protection.
The EU expresses its full solidarity with the Nigerian government and people in their fight against terrorism in all its forms. This was most recently reaffirmed to President Buhari when he met with EU leaders earlier this month. Security and the fight against terrorism will again be high on the agenda at the upcoming EU-Nigeria Ministerial dialogue mid-March.
The EU remains engaged to support the wider Sahel and Lake Chad region in their efforts to curb violence and terrorism.