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Nigeria/delivery of medical assistance

Published on February 2, 2012
Statement by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Spokesman

Paris, February 2, 2012

In the wake of the dreadful terrorist attacks that hit the city of Kano, France has mobilized to help the victims by delivering 600 kilos of medical supplies which will make it possible to treat those injured in the violence.

The terrorist attacks on 20 January in the city of Kano killed 200 people and injured several hundred others, who were evacuated to local public and private health facilities. Since then, smaller-scale attacks have continued to strike the town on a daily basis. According to information provided by Kano State Government’s Health Minister, more than 200 injured people are currently hospitalized in state-owned hospitals.

The medical assistance arriving today in Kano will go to these public hospitals so that follow-up care can be provided to 200 injured people, suffering in particular from bullet wounds, open fractures and burns.

We reaffirm France’s commitment to the fight against terrorism and our solidarity with Nigeria in the face of this terrible ordeal. This was the message conveyed by the Ministre d’Etat during his visit to Kano in November./.

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