Statement on the attack against the Central Mosque in Kano, Nigeria

The fatal explosion in the Central Mosque in Kano during Friday prayers has caused terrible loss of life. By targeting a Muslim place of worship the terrorists have again shown their complete disrespect for the sacredness of human life, as well as their desire only to spread terror and suffering.

The EU expresses its condolences to the families of those victims, the Muslim community and all Nigerians.

The EU stands with the Nigerian authorities and its people in the fight against terrorism and the respect for human rights.