Supreme UN body condemns Boko Haram terror
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – MEMBERS of the United Nations Security Council have denounced the attacks the Nigerian terror group, Boko Haram, carried out in neighbouring countries this past weekend.
The members condemned such attacks in the towns of Baga Sola in Chad and Kangaleri in Cameroon, which resulted in a considerable number of deaths and casualties.
They expressed their condolences and sympathy to the families and friends of those killed and injured by these acts, as well as to the people and the Governments of Chad and Cameroon.
“The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivation, wherever and whenever, and by whomsoever committed,” read a statement made available to CAJ News.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with their responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations.
They underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers andsponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Chad and Cameroon authorities in this regard.
“The members of the Security Council reminded States that they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law,” read a statement.
The Boko Haram, an Islamic militant organisation has killed some 15 000 people and displaced 2 million in Nigeria.
It has incessantly carried out similar attacks in neighbouring countries.
– CAJ News
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