We Will Support Nigeria To Defeat Terrorism – EU

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Updated May 1, 2013

The European Union on Tuesday said it would continue to support Nigeria “until terrorism is defeated” in the country.

The Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the EU to Nigeria and ECOWAS, David Macrae (Middle) addressing the media

The Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the EU to Nigeria and ECOWAS, David MacRae said this at a media luncheon hosted by the commission in Abuja.

Mr MacRae, however, said that terrorism should be tackled within the ambit of the rule of law.

He commended the Federal Government for its recent initiatives in addressing the issue.

“We welcome recent steps taken by government in recent weeks towards addressing insecurity in parts of the north, including the creation of two committees with the mandate to take a holistic look on radicalisation and factors that fuel it.

“The EU is convinced that a comprehensive approach based on security, good governance, development and improvement of social conditions is key to fighting terrorism and radicalisation”, he said.

The EU Ambassador also condemned the killing in Baga community of Borno state adding that measures should be put in place by the government to protect the lives and property of citizens.

He stated that those responsible for the action should be brought to justice accordingly.

“EU welcomes the decision of the Nigerian authorities to launch a full scale investigation into the Baga incident and is looking forward to thorough inquiry and bringing to justice anyone who may be responsible for any unlawful killings and conduct,” he added.