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  • Nigeria – Release of hostages (05.05.15)

    France welcomes the recent progress in the fight against Boko Haram in the Sambisa Forest in Nigeria. The release of several hundred women and children who until then had been held hostage by the terrorists is a great relief.

  • Nigeria - Commemoration of the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls (14-15.04.15)

    One year ago, more than 200 schoolgirls were cruelly abducted in Chibok by Boko Haram. In the face of this barbaric act which deliberately targeted women in a place devoted to the dissemination of knowledge, and, in turn, the future of a nation, our feelings remain as strong as ever. The perpetrators of these crimes must be brought to justice.

  • Nigeria – African Union – Fight against Boko Haram (05.03.15)

    France welcomes the African Union Peace and Security Council’s unanimous adoption, on March 4, of the Concept of Operations of the Multinational Joint Task Force to fight Boko Haram. This represents an important step toward the establishment of a robust, organized regional force, which we have been calling for.

  • Nigeria – Terrorist attacks in Gombe (02.02.15)

    France lends its support to the Nigerian authorities and people in their fight against terrorism. It supports the holding of free, transparent and peaceful elections to which the candidates have committed themselves.

  • Cameroon/Nigeria/Chad – Boko Haram terrorist attacks (17-18.01.15)

    France utterly condemns the attacks perpetrated on 17 and 18 January in the far north of Cameroon, and the attack committed in Potiskum, Nigeria. We extend our condolences to the families of the victims of terrorism and call for the immediate release of the people kidnapped.

  • Nigeria – Attacks and mass kidnappings (14.12.14)

    France condemns the attacks carried out by the terrorist group Boko Haram in the village of Gumsuri in Borno State (in northeastern Nigeria), during which 32 people were killed and 185 others were kidnapped. We assure the families affected and the Nigerian authorities of our solidarity. Those responsible for these acts must be brought to justice.

  • Nigeria – Attack on a school (10.11.14)

    France condemns the attack targeted against a secondary school in Potiskum (north-eastern Nigeria) on November 10 which exacted a tragic death toll; approximately 50 people were killed.

  • 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 – 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 – 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.

  • 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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