The EU condemned the kidnap of the Chibok schoolgirls.
The European Union said on Monday that it will offer support to Nigeria in the country’s effort to protect its citizens and defeat terrorism.
A statement released by the EU Press Officer, Modestus Chukwulaka, said the EU and its member countries will work to end the culture of impunity for the use of sexual violence both as a tool and a side effect of conflict worldwide.
The EU said it supported the intention of the UN Security Council to consider appropriate measures against Boko Haram.
“The European Union and its member states offer their support to Nigeria in the resolution of this despicable crime and its ongoing efforts to protect its citizens and defeat terrorism in all its forms, in full respect of human rights,” the statement said.
The EU said it is also deeply concerned about the recent terrorist attacks in northern Nigeria and appalled by the suffering caused to the population.
It said the council strongly condemned the indiscriminate killing of hundreds of civilians and the abduction of more than 250 schoolgirls in Borno State. These acts represented an attack against human rights and dignity, it said.
The European Union also called for the immediate and unconditional release of the school girls and for those responsible to be brought to justice.
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