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Addis Ababa, 12 October 2015: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, condemns in the strongest terms the barbaric attacks perpetrated by the Boko Haram terrorist group against innocent civilians in a market and in a refugee camp in the village of Baga Sola, Western Chad, and in the village of Kangaleri, in the far north region of Cameroon, on 10 and 11 October 2015, respectively.  These attacks killed fifty people and wounded many others. 

The Chairperson of the Commission expresses the AU’s condolences to the families of the victims and wishes speedy recovery to the wounded. She reiterates the AU's solidarity with the Governments and peoples of Chad and Cameroon, as well as of the two other countries affected by the activities of the Boko Haram terrorist group, namely Niger and Nigeria. 

The Chairperson of the Commission reaffirms the AU’s commitment to continue working with the countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission – LCBC (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria), as well as with Benin, towards the full operationalization of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) mandated to combat the Boko Haram terrorist group. She appeals to the larger international community to enhance its support to the countries of the region, in order to neutralize the Boko Haram terrorist group.

Posted by Abraham Kebede

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