Nigeria – Arrest of Ansaru’s leader (April 8, 2016)

France congratulates the Nigerian authorities on the arrest of Khalid al-Barnawi, leader of the terrorist group Ansaru, on April 1, 2016.

We commend this action by the Nigerian security and defense forces which, with the support of the countries in the region, are carrying out large-scale operations on the ground to combat terrorist groups such as Ansaru and Boko Haram.

France supports Nigeria and its neighbors in the fight against terrorism.