"Deadly attacks on innocent villagers have become daily routine in north eastern Nigeria. It is appalling to see that Azaya Kura in Borno state has been targeted already for the second time this year. In the latest attack at least 45 people were killed and more than 50 injured. We express our condolences to the families of those killed and our sincere wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured.
The European Union stands with the Nigerian government and its people in their fight against terrorism. The Ministerial dialogue between Nigeria and the EU, to be held next week in Abuja, will give us the opportunity to discuss how further to reinforce the Nigerian efforts to bring peace, security and development to the areas affected by the Boko Haram insurgency".