LAGOS: FRANCE, where scores of people have been killed in recent days after terror attacks, has condemned similar insurgent attacks in Nigeria. The European country particularly rebuked Tuesday’s attack in Yola, capital of Adamawa State, in which at least 32 people were killed and 80 wounded.
The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs pointed out the Boko Haram terrorist group had since 2009, killed more than 17 000 victims in Nigeria and in neighboring countries , mostly civilians. It expressed solidarity with Nigeria and neighbouring countries. “We are alongside the Nigerian authorities and the countries of the region in their fight against terrorism,” the French Foreign Ministry stated.
France has suffered terror attacks recently. Last Friday, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks—consisting of mass shootings, suicide bombings, and hostage-taking—occurred in Paris, the capital, and its northern suburb, Saint-Denis. Some 136 people have been killed. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attacks that have left more than 400 people injured.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY