Niger – Terrorist attack (21 October 2017)

France condemns the terrorist attack that took the lives of 13 gendarmes on October 21 in Ayorou, on the border with Mali.

We offer our condolences to the victims’ families and to the Nigerien authorities.

France stands with the nations of the region in the fight against terrorism and actively supports the collective security effort undertaken with the launch of the G5 Sahel joint force.