STATEMENT BY ECOWAS COMMISSION ON LATEST TERRORIST ATTACK ON NIGERIA The ECOWAS Commission strongly condemns the unprovoked attack by a terrorist
armed group on a Federal Government College in Nigeria’s North-eastern State of
Yobe that resulted in the deaths of some 50 innocent students in the early
hours of Wednesday 25th February 2014.
On behalf of the Community Institutions, the President of the Commission His
Excellency Désiré Kadré Ouédraogo wishes to express his heartfelt condolences
to His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, President of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria, the Government and People of Nigeria, as well as the
This Yobe attack adds to the growing number of needless terrorist onslaughts
that have claimed hundreds of lives in Nigeria in the recent past.
The Commission wishes to assure the Government and good people of Nigeria that
the entire Community stands solidly behind them in this moment of grief and in
the collective efforts to rid the country and the region of terrorism, a
dangerous cankerworm that has not spared any part of the globe.
The latest terrorist attack is a wake-up call, not just on the Nigerian
authorities, but on every of our Member States and all our Community citizens
to remain vigilant and more importantly, to join hands with all relevant
agencies in the battle against terrorism in our region.
The Commission wishes to reaffirm its commitment and determination to
collaborate with all Member States and other partners in the struggle to make
our region terror-free, and to promote the necessary environment for peace and
security towards realizing our overarching goal of regional integration and
H.E. Désiré Kadré OUEDRAOGO President of the ECOWAS Commission