Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS

Statement by the Spokesperson on the Boko Haram terrorist attack in Borno, North East Nigeria

Brussels, 29/07/2019 - 15:11, UNIQUE ID: 190729_7
Statements by the Spokesperson

Statement by the Spokesperson on the Boko Haram terrorist attack in Borno, North East Nigeria

A terrorist attack on mourners attending a funeral in North East Nigeria has left at least 65 people dead, leaving many injured. The EU expresses its sincere condolences to the victims and their families and wishes a speedy recovery to those wounded.

The EU stands united with the Nigerian government and people in the fight against terrorism. Together, we are determined to keep promoting and supporting cooperation among neighbouring countries and communities to eradicate terrorism in all its forms. The EU's recent participation at the 2nd Governors Forum held in Niamey on 17-18 July visible confirms this engagement.

The EU has been present in the region and is delivering assistance to the population in need since the beginning of the Boko Haram insurgency.

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