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Summary: 3 July 2015, Brussels – Statement by the HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the attacks on Muslim worshippers in the north-east of Nigeria

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.

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.

  • Ref: EU15-518EN
  • EU source: European Union
  • UN forum: 
  • Date: 3/7/2015

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