Nigeria - Escalating of violence in the north-east (10-11 January 2015)
It is with indignation and firmness that France condemns the escalation of violence in north-eastern Nigeria in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks against the towns of Baga and surroundings, Potiskum and Maiduguri.
The recruitment of children to commit certain attacks makes these heinous acts more despicable.
While indications of non-governmental organizations have reported hundreds of casualties and many displaced persons and refugees, we express our condolences to the Nigerian people. The perpetrators of these attacks will have to answer for their actions.
With its African partners, France stands alongside the Nigerian government in the fight against terrorism.