France strongly condemns and expresses its outrage at the escalation of violence in northeastern Nigeria following the terrorist attacks against the cities of Baga and surrounding areas, Maiduguri and Potiskum.
The recruitment of children to carry out certain attacks makes these heinous acts even more despicable.
While NGO reports indicate that several hundred people have been killed and that there are many displaced persons and refugees, we express our condolences to the Nigerian people. The perpetrators of these attacks must be held accountable.
Together with its African partners, France stands alongside the Nigerian government in the fight against terrorism.