Boko Haram: This Is What UN Wants International Community To Do
Nigeria has continued to battle jihadist group, Boko Haram, with support from some nations, especially those bordering the nation.
But efforts to end the terrorists' activities in the northeast region has continued to receive setbacks, with the Boko Haram launching attacks on troops and civilians.
Now, the United Nations wants the international community to do something about the group that has displaced over 2 million people in the region.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa and the head of the UN Regional Office for the region (UNOCA), Mr Francois Fall, is asking the international community to place the Boko Haram terrorist group on watch list.
Fall made the request at the UN headquarters in New York while briefing the Security Council in the developments in the Central African sub-region
Fall said: “The Nigeria-based Boko Haram extremist group was also a malicious threat to the region that the international community needed to watch carefully, as it continues to launch ‘indiscriminate attacks’ against security forces as well as civilians.
“Efforts to stamp out Boko Haram should also focus on addressing the root causes of the insurgency".
WhenBounce News visited the northeast and had a chat with some displaced persons, they said poverty was the reason Boko Haram was still enlisting new members.
People in the rural communities lack access to basic infrastructure, with little or no education.
The group has continued to lure jobless youths in the region with money, as they enlist new members in their push for an Islamic State and an end to Western education in the northeast.
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