Nigeria – Terrorist attacks (1 May 2018)


France condemns the attacks carried out on May 1 against a mosque and a market in the town of Mubi, in Adamawa State, Nigeria, that left several dozen dead.

We offer our sincere condolences to the victims’ families and wish the injured a speedy recovery.

Boko Haram remains one of the world’s deadliest terrorist groups: it killed more than 1,500 people in 2017 and caused the displacement of 2.4 million people in Nigeria and 200,000 in neighboring countries. Nearly 9.2 million people still need vital assistance in the four countries affected by this crisis. Since late 2014, the Multinational Joint Task Force established by Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad has been making all efforts to reduce the threat posed by Boko Haram.

France takes this opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to the fight against terrorism in the Lake Chad Basin alongside the security forces of the countries of the region and this regional force.

We are pursuing our effort in terms of humanitarian aid and stabilization, which rose to €16.4 million in 2017, to assist the populations subjected to the atrocities of Boko Haram.