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Boko Haram: EU condoles with Nigeria over Borno killings

The European Union has sent a message of condolence to Nigeria and the people over Thursday’s killing of over 145 people in the north-eastern state of Borno by the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram.

The Nigeria High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini, in a statement in Abuja reiterated EU’s support for Nigeria, particularly at this time in her effort to combat the menace of terrorism and insecurity.

“The attacks killing around 150 people in two villages in north eastern Borno state in Nigeria and targeting Muslim worshippers during the holy month of Ramadan are another attempt to destabilise the country and the region,” Mrs. Mogherini said.

“At this very moment, my thoughts go to the families of the victims. Just last month, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides provided €21 million in humanitarian aid to help displaced people in Nigeria and neighbouring countries affected by the violence of terrorist organisations.

“The EU stands with the Nigerian people and authorities in our common fight against terrorism. I am confident the Nigerian authorities will continue to fight terrorism with the utmost determination and urgency, respecting rules for engagement. The EU will continue to support the country in its social and economic development, as well as to tackle urgent needs.”

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