Emergency aid delivery to Kano

In the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks that hit the city of Kano, France has mobilized its efforts to assist the victims by delivering 600 kg of medical assistance which will make it possible to treat those injured during the violence.

The terrorist attacks on January 20 in the city of Kano killed 200 people and injured several hundred people who were evacuated to local public and private health facilities. Since then, smaller-scale attacks have continued to strike this 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.

Dernière modification : 06/02/2012

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