In an online statement distributed by supporters Saturday, the terror group said eight militants wearing explosive belts and armed with machine guns attacked precisely selected areas in the French capital.
In addition to the people killed, 180 others were injured, according to the Paris Police Prefecture. More than half of them are in critical condition.
President Francois Hollande blamed the attacks on ISIS, calling it “an act of war” by the militants. He said it was planned from the outside — “with inside complicity.”
“When the terrorists are capable of doing such acts, they must know that they will face a France very determined,” he said.
In the chaotic aftermath of the attacks, there was no clarity on the number of casualties.
Earlier, the Interior Ministry put the death toll at 153 people Friday, but a day later, the Paris police lowered it to 128 people.
President Barack Obama spoke to Hollande and offered him support and condolences. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are closely monitoring the situation, but there is no credible or specific threat in the United States, a U.S. government official said.
BIAFRA SHADOW GOVERNMENT AND EKWENCHE INSTITUTE CONDEMN THE TERROR ATTACK IN PARIS.
The people of Biafra hereby send these words of condolences to the freedom loving people of France on this sad occasion of actions taken by religious extremism terrorism in the slaughter of innocent citizens.
Biafra stand in solidarity with the good people of France and others suffering the same kind of killing all over the world.
Biafra stand with France in condemning this evil. “From the cowardice that shrinks from new truth, from the laziness that is content with half truths, from the arrogance that thinks it knows all truth” O G-d of truth deliver us.
We stand therefore in truth and solidarity with rest of mankind yielding no ground as the only way to check their evil plans.
Its barbaric for anyone to wake up and slaughter another, it inhuman for a sectors of people to embark on terrorist attack on Parisians, its an attack on humanity not just the people of France but also to us Biafrans, We condemn this evil terror attack.
We call on the rest of the world to condemn the ongoing genocide and occupation of Biafra.
EKWENCHE RESEARCH RESEARCH INSTITUTE.