A terrible tribute. This Friday, August 14, Jean Castex, presided over a ceremony to pay tribute to the six French aid killed on Sunday in Niger. At Orly airport, the Prime minister gathered in front of the coffins of the victims. "The whole of France is in mourning for your children," he said, before adding : "in Front of the six coffins lined up, I want first of all to express the sorrow, the pain, the misunderstanding, the anger of all the French. "It is then sent to the families of the victims, namely" children for whom you can be proud of, where the whole country can be proud ".
" The victims of this attack were fleeing to Niger to do good. They have met with evil ", argued the Prime minister. "This incarnation of evil, France is not known, unfortunately, all too (...), it is very likely to be the same hatred, the same cowardice, the same inhumanity which were at work in Niger and at the Bataclan ", he added hammering that there was " no question of yielding an inch of ground to the fanaticism criminal and enemies of freedom to act, think, and engage ".
" These children who come to you to be ripped off by the killers bloodthirsty could be mine, they were between 25 and 31 years of age, they were young, generous, and brilliant ", said Jean Castex in "saluting" their selflessness " and " commitment ". According to the first elements of the investigation counter-terrorism opened in Paris, the deadly attack "appears to have been premeditated" with the aim of " targeting Westerners ". The young French aid, were murdered on Sunday with their driver and their guide nigerians as they were visiting the reserve, giraffes of Kouré, 60 km south-east of the capital Niamey, where they were based.