Historic resolution reached against Boko Haram

nigeria-troops-dismantle-boko-haram-flagFrom AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – COUNTRIES suffering attacks by the Boko Haram
terror group have welcomed the first resolution by the United Nations
addressing the crisis in the Lake Chad Basin.
Unanimously adopting resolution 2349 (2017) this past weekend, the UN
Security Council condemned all terrorist attacks, violations of
international humanitarian law and human rights abuses by Boko Haram and
Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) in the region.
The terror includes killings, abductions, child, early and forced
marriage, rape, sexual slavery and the increasing use of girls as suicide bombers.
Sexual exploitation and abuse, extra-judicial killings and torture are
also prevalent.
“Those responsible must be held to account and brought to justice,” the
Security Council stated.
Cameroon’s UN representative, Tommo Monthe, described the resolution as a “step change” in mobilizing international support for countries to combat Boko Haram.
Nigeria’s representative, Anthony Bosah, welcomed the resolution’s call
for enhanced regional military cooperation and coordination.
Nigeria is worst affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, which has claimed over 20 000 lives and displaced more than 2 million people as the militants force the establishment of an Islamic State in the West African country.
It was reported the militants abducted over 20 women and children in
northeast Nigeria at the weekend.
The resolution follows a Security Council mission to Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria in March.
“We will fail the people of the region if we do not respond to what we
saw,” Matthew Rycroft, Security Council President, said.
CAJ News

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