PARIS, Feb 2 (KUNA) - France announced on Thursday it was shipping 600
kilos of medical aid to strife-torn Nigeria in the wake of extremist attacks
that have killed hundreds of people in the past month.
Sectarian attacks, including massive bombings that killed at least 185
people in the town of Kano, have been spiralling and testing the resources of
the Nigerian government.
The Islamist group "Boko Haram", allegedly affiliated with Al-Qaeda, has
claimed responsibility for attacks against Christians and security forces in
northern Nigeria and there have been retaliations against Muslims in several
"The terrorist attacks January 20 last in the town of Kano caused 200
deaths and dozens of wounded," the French Foreign Ministry said, noting that
"since that date, less important attacks continue to hit his town on a daily
Officials here said that there were around 200 people in need of medical
attention, which the French aid intends to meet.
"We recall the commitment of France to the fight against terrorism and our
solidarity with Nigeria faced with this terrible trial," the French statement
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