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Europe commits €50 million to fight Boko Haram

23 November 2015, 17:08

Abuja - Vice President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, has disclosed the organisation had set aside €50 million to eliminate the Boko Haram scourge in Nigeria and neighbouring countries.

Mogherini, who is also the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, made the pledge in N'Djamena, Chad at the summit opening ceremony of Heads of State of the G5 Sahel.

The bloc consists of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, who have borne the brunt of the reign of terror by the Nigerian terror group.

“I can confirm today that the EU will support concretely, with 50 million euros, the joint multinational force in the fight against Boko Haram,”
said Mogherini.

She also confirmed the European mission in Niger, EUCAP Sahel, would be strengthened and woul have a permanent presence in Agadez from the beginning of 2016.

Also read: Nigerian army foils fresh Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri

“This mission in Mali and that will offer to open training to police forces and gendarmerie of your countries. We can also support the development of further cooperation on border management.”

She pointed out that terrorist violence had in recent days struck around the world.

“This same violence as you know only too well that saddens the almost daily Africa, and you are fighting for months,” she told delegates.

Mogherini said in two weeks, the terrorists struck Egypt, Lebanon, Russia Paris, but also Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, and even Friday in Bamako, Mali.

“Today it is even more evident as we face the same challenges: Europe is focused, the Arab world is targeted, Africa is targeted. Your challenges are our challenges. Only together can we face them. The message that we pass today the terrorists is clear: we are united.”

The Boko Haram violence has claimed the lives of about 20 000 in Nigeria and neighbouring countries and displaced more than 2 million in recent years.

- CAJ News


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