Nigeria – Kidnappings in the town of Damasak (25 mars 2015)

France utterly condemns the kidnapping by the terrorist group Boko Haram of several hundred women and children in the Nigerian town of Damasak.

We call for their immediate release and assure the families and the Nigerian authorities of our wholehearted solidarity. The perpetrators of these despicable acts must be brought to justice.

Together with its international and African partners, France stands alongside Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin countries involved in the fight against terrorism and supports the regional coordination efforts in that regard.