Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS

Statement by the spokesperson on the bombing of a camp of displaced people in Nigeria

The bombing by the Nigerian Air Force of a camp of displaced people in Rann, north-eastern Nigeria, has caused a high number of victims among displaced people and of humanitarian aid workers there to help them.

The European Union conveys its most sincere condolences to the victims and their families.

A full investigation needs to be launched in order to clarify the circumstances of this tragedy and hold to account those responsible.The European Union stands in full solidarity with the displaced population affected by Boko Haram violence in Northeast Nigeria, providing humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable, as well as development assistance.

The European Union has also been working closely with the relevant stakeholders in the Lake Chad basin to bring an end to the cycle of violence which seriously affects the region.