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Minister Coveney condemns killing of 69 civilians in Niger

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD, has condemned the killing of 69 civilians in an attack in south west Niger.

The attack took place on Tuesday, November 2, and was confirmed by authorities in Niger on Thursday, November 4.

Minister Coveney said:

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of life following an attack on civilians in southwest Niger. I express my sincere condolences to the victims, families and communities affected by this incident. Ireland stands in solidarity with the Nigerien people as they enter a period of mourning for the victims.

“Ireland strongly condemns the increasing violence against civilians in Niger and calls for continued efforts aimed at supporting peace and stability and the protection of civilians across the Sahel region.” 


Press Office

3 November 2021


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