Nigeria – Release of Chibok schoolgirls (October 13, 2016)

France welcomes the announcement by the Nigerian government of the release on October 13 of 21 schoolgirls kidnapped in Chibok by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

It pays tribute to the efforts of all actors and above all the Nigerian authorities, who worked to secure this release.

We reaffirm our support for Nigeria and its neighbors in the fight against terrorism and the efforts to ensure that all of the kidnapped girls are released as swiftly as possible.