EU pledges €50 million to fight Boko Haram

EUFrom OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria

LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE European Union (EU) has confirmed it will on Tuesday contribute €50 million to assist Nigeria and neighbouring countries to fight terrorism.

The contribution will be made at a donors conference in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia.

A spokesperson said the EU remained committed to providing a comprehensive range of political, development and humanitarian support to Nigeria and the region in tackling this threat and in ensuring the sound development of the region.

The announcement coincided with the killing of more than 50 people after a bomb attack in the North-eastern town of Maiduguri, Borno State.

EU condemned the attack.

“Nigeria is once again the target of terrorist violence. Our thoughts and condolences are with the families and friends of those affected,” said a spokesperson.

The Boko Haram crisis has claimed the lives of some 20 000 people and displaced 2 million.

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