European Union Backs Nigeria On Fight Against Terrorism

The European Union (EU), yesterday, reiterated its commitment to support Nigeria in its war against terrorism.

The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy who is also the Vice-President of the commission, Catherine Ashton, made the remarks in Abuja. She said she was shocked and saddened by the terrorist attacks which took place in several regions of Nigeria, including cowardly attacks on religious symbols and churches during the Christmas period, with appalling loss of human lives.

While expressing her support for the country in the fight against terrorism, she said the act stands condemnable.

“I would like to express my full solidarity and my deepest condolences to the victims and to their families. I condemn in the strongest possible terms these attacks and all other acts of terrorism. We stand behind the Nigerian authorities in their fight against terrorism, to protect all citizens, in particular the most vulnerable, and to preserve the right to life and the rule of law,” she said.