Human Rights

France condemns terrorist attack against Nigerian Mosque, town

PARIS, France on Wednesday condemned a deadly attack against a Nigerian Mosque and a market town in Adamawa State in the country, A Foreign Ministry statement said.

That mosque attack and a parallel attack against the town of Mubi left several dozen dead, the French side quoted reports as saying.

While no responsibility has been attributed yet, suspicions for the attack are levelled at the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, which is active in the area.

The French statement remarked that Boko Haram “remains one of the world’s deadliest terrorist group” having killed more than 1,500 people in 2017 and driven around 2.4 million from their homes in Nigeria, and 10 percent of that number fleeing the country all together.

Despite regional efforts to combat the group, stability is still lacking in many areas and Boko Haram operates across several nations.

The terrorist group has pledged allegiance to so-called Islamic State and is believed to be cooperating with other terror groups in Cameroon, Niger and Chad which, with support from France and other countries, have formed a military task force with Nigeria to combat Boko Haram.

Source: Kuwait News Agency