UN proposes more measures against Boko Haram threat
from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE members of the United Nations Security Council urged the West and Central African subregional blocs to adopt a common strategy to combat the Boko Haram group.
The UN supreme body urged the states develop active cooperation and coordination to more effectively and urgently combat the threat posed by the Islamic militant group.
The call comes ahead of of the planned Summit between the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).
“The members of the Security Council urged the two subregional organizations, and their members, to adopt a common strategy and develop active cooperation and coordination to more effectively and urgently combat the threat posed by Boko Haram,” read a statement made available to CAJ News.
The UN body stressed the need to adopt a comprehensive approach to successfully combat Boko Haram and the threat it poses to the region.
“In this respect, the members of the Security Council welcomed the convening of a joint ECOWAS-ECCAS experts meeting in Douala, Cameroon, on 2 April 2015 as a step towards achieving this goal of enhanced cooperation.”
The Security Council members meanwhile condemned the recent terrorist attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria and Chad.
These include the deadly attacks in Kwajafa in Borno State, Nigeria in Tchoukou Telia, Chad, earlier this week and last week respectively.
“The members of the Security Council extended their condolences to the families of the victims and their sympathy to all those injured, as well as to the peoples and the Governments of Chad and Nigeria.”
– CAJ News
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