Statement on Attack on Gendarme Outpost in Ayorou

Statement on Presidential Elections in Niger

The United States strongly condemns the cowardly attack on a gendarme outpost in Ayorou on October 21 that left 13 Nigieren Gendarmes dead and five wounded.
We offer our condolences to the victims and their families. The United States continues to strongly support the ongoing efforts of the Government of Niger and local communitiesto effectively face terrorist threats andto reinforce Niger’s capabilities to defend its territory