Friday, February 3, 2012

France Gives Medical Aid To Victims of Kano Bombings

Red Cross give first aid to an injured person in northern Nigeria

PARIS, Feb. 2 2012/African Press Organization (APO) / - After the terrible terrorist attacks that hit the city of Kano, France is mobilized to help victims through the delivery of 600 kilograms of medical aid that will to treat people injured in the violence.

The terrorist attacks of 20 January in the city of Kano have two hundred dead and several hundred wounded who were evacuated to local health facilities, public and private. Since then, attacks, on a smaller scale, continue to plague the city daily. According to information from the Minister of Health, Government of Kano State, more than two hundred wounded are currently hospitalized in public hospitals of the state.

Medical aid, issued today in Kano, will benefit the public hospitals and will follow up with two hundred injured including gunshot wounds, open fractures and burns.

We recall the commitment of France in the fight against terrorism and our solidarity with Nigeria to face this terrible ordeal. That was the message that had brought the Minister of State during his visit to Kano in November.

Source: France - Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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