Nigeria – Fight against terrorism (23.07.14)
France welcomes the commitment made on july 23 in Niamey by the heads of state of Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad to contribute to a multinational force to combat the terrorist threat in Nigeria, within the framework of the Lake Chad Basin Commission.
Nigeria – Terrorist attack against the city of Damboa (22.07.14)
France condemns the terrorist attack against the city of Damboa and neighboring villages in northeast Nigeria, during which approximately 40 people were killed and which has reportedly led to the displacement of more than 15,000 people.
Nigeria – Attack (25.06.14)
France condemns the attack that caused dozens of casualties in a shopping mall in Abuja yesterday.
Nigeria – Terrorist acts (25.06.14)
France condemns the recent attacks in north-eastern Nigeria, during which around 30 people were killed and more than 60 women were kidnapped.
Ministerial follow-up meeting to the Paris Summit for Security in Nigeria – Review (12.06.14)
Annick Girardin, Minister of State for Development and Francophony, represented France in London at the Global Summit to end Sexual Violence in Conflict. On this occasion, she met with the ministers and key figures who support Britain’s Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative.
Nigeria – Inclusion of Boko Haram on the UN sanctions list (22.05.14)
France welcomes the inclusion of Boko Haram on the UN terrorism-related sanctions list. This decision will make it possible to hamper the capabilities of this terrorist organization thanks to the immediate freezing by all UN members of its financial assets and economic resources, as well through an arms embargo.
Nigeria - Attacks in Jos (20.05.14)
France condemns the attacks perpetrated yesterday that killed more than a hundred people, the majority of them women, in the city of Jos.
Nigeria/Kidnapping – Reply by Laurent Fabius to a question in the National Assembly (07.05.14)
"In the face of such a situation, outrage is not enough. That’s why the French President instructed the Defence Minister and me, as soon as that horrible crime was committed, to make the services available to Nigeria and the neighbouring countries. This very morning, the President asked us to make contact with the President of Nigeria to tell him that a specialized team, with all the resources in the region, was available to Nigeria to help with the search and rescue operation for the girls."
Nigeria – Attack on the outskirts of Abuja (01.05.14)
France condemns the attack carried out yesterday against the station in Nyanya, on the outskirts of Abuja. According to the latest reports, 16 people were killed and many others injured.
Nigeria – Kidnapping of female secondary students in Borno state (14.04.14)
France condemns the kidnapping of more than one hundred Nigerian female secondary students by a terrorist group on April 14 in Borno state. We call for their immediate release.
Nigeria - Attack near Abuja - Statement by Laurent Fabius - (14.04.14)
"I was horrified to learn of this morning’s attack against the bus station in Nyanya, near Abuja."
Nigeria – Attacks on villages (15.03.14)
France condemns the deadly attacks on March 15 that killed more than a hundred civilians in the villages of Angwan Gata, Chenshyi and Angwan Sankwai in central Nigeria.
Nigeria – Terrorist attack (25.02.14)
France condemns the sickening attack targeted against children at a secondary school in Buni Yadi (Yobe state) on February 25 which, according to the latest reports, killed more than 50 students.
Nigeria – Terrorist attack (15.02.14)
France condemns the massacre perpetrated on 15 February in Borno State which, according to the latest report, cost the lives of over 100 people. We express our condolences to the families and close friends of the victims of this appalling violence.
Nigeria – Terrorist attacks (26.01.14)
France condemns the terrorist attacks perpetrated on January 26 in Borno and Adamawa states in Nigeria. According to the latest reports, almost 100 people were killed.
Nigeria – Enactment of a law against homosexuality (14.01.14)
France expresses its deep concern at the enactment of a law in Nigeria strengthening the criminalization of homosexuality in the country. In violation of the international commitments to which Nigeria has freely subscribed, this law restricts the freedom of association, assembly and expression and undermines the fundamental rights of LGBT persons.
Nigeria – Terrorist attack in the city of Gujba (29.09.13)
France condemns the terrorist attack perpetrated on September 29 against the agricultural college in Gujba, Nigeria. According to the latest reports, at least 40 students may have died in this heinous and cowardly attack.
Nigeria – Attack against the high school in Mamudo (06.07.13)
France condemns this heinous and cowardly act. In these tragic circumstances, France reaffirms its commitment to the fight against terrorism and its solidarity with the Nigerian government and people in the face of this terrible ordeal.
Nigeria – Suicide attack in Kano (20.03.13)
France condemns the terrorist attack that took place on March 18 in the city of Kano in Nigeria. This heinous act left more than 40 people dead and several dozen injured.
Handing over of statuettes to Nigeria (29.01.13)
In accordance with the UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, France will today hand over to Nigeria 5 unlawfully imported statuettes. This property was seized in 2010 by the Directorate-General for Customs and Indirect Duties.
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