AU reiterates solidarity with Egypt, UK, Nigeria against terrorism

The chairperson profoundly regretted the loss of lives in these attacks and the injuries inflicted upon many others. He expressed the AU’s solidarity with the peoples and governments of Nigeria, the United Kingdom and Egypt, the African Union said in a statement.

He expressed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and wished those injured speedy recovery.

He regretted the killing of Egyptian soldiers, on Thursday in roadside bombings during military operations on terrorist hideouts in Sinai.

Mahamat was also appalled by the terrorist attacks that took place in the early hours of March 22 at an internally displaced persons camp in Maiduguri, north-eastern Nigeria, which killed several people and injured many others.

The Chairperson was also deeply shocked by the terrorist attack that took place on March 22, near the United Kingdom Houses of Parliament in London, in which several persons were killed and others injured.

He noted that such attacks demonstrated the seriousness of the threat that terrorism continued to pose to global peace and security. He reiterated the AU’s strong rejection of terrorism and violent extremism in all their forms, and calls for renewed collective action to combat these threats. (MENA)