EU condemns violent attacks in Nigeria

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Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy 

 

 

The European Union has condemned the recent killing and abduction of more than 100 girls in Nigeria.

75 people were killed and scores injured in the Monday bomb blast in Abuja while some 100 school girls between the age of 12 and 17 years old were abducted from their school hostel in Chibok, Borno state on Monday night by the dreaded armed group, Boko Haram
In a statement credited to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, Catherine Ashton, EU said it stands with the people and the government of Nigeria in the fight against terrorism and violence and for the rule of law and human rights.
The statement reads:
“I strongly condemn the abduction of more than 100 school girls in north eastern Chibok, Borno state, which comes only a day after a deadly bombing on a bus park in the Nyanya suburb of Abuja killing 71 and injuring many more.
“I am concerned by the increasing frequency and spread of terrorist attacks, including those of last week on several villages in Borno state.
“I express my condolences to the families of the victims and call for those responsible for these acts to be brought to justice.
“The EU stands with the people and the government of Nigeria in the fight against terrorism and violence and for the rule of law and human rights