The European Union, yesterday, offered to assist Nigeria in dealing with the challenge of checkmating the Boko Haram sect, after last Friday’s bomb and gun attacks that left over hundreds of people dead and hundreds more injured.
While joining the international community to strongly condemn the attack on the Zonal Headquarters of the Police, three police stations as well as the Kano residence of the Inspector General of Police and Kano Command office of the Nigeria Immigration Service, the EU also disclosed of plans to meet with the Nigerian government in February to discuss possible assistance that would assist in dealing with the Boko Haram menace.
A statement posted on EU media website and obtained by Vanguard in Abuja said High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, Catherine Ashton spoke in reaction to the deadly attacks.
According to the statement, “We will discuss with the Nigerian government in the coming days, including at our forthcoming Ministerial dialogue in early February, possible ways and concrete actions in support of peace, security and development in the country, particularly for the poorest communities.
“The High Representative is profoundly shocked and saddened by the latest wave of terrorist attacks that appear to have killed more than 150 innocent citizens in Kano, Northern Nigeria, on 20 January. She sends her most sincere condolences to the victims, their families and their communities.
“The EU resolutely rejects terrorism as a means to any end.”