Boko Haram attacks condemned by Security Council

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Security Council Meeting. UN Photo//Eskinder Debebe

The continued escalation of attacks by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria and Cameroon have been strongly condemned by the Security Council.

The latest attack on Sunday was on Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State which the terrorists tried to capture.

There have also been increasing attacks in the Lake Chad Basin, including against the Chadian army contingent which is helping Cameroon fight the terrorists.

Daniel Dickinson reports.

In a statement the Security Council expressed its deep concern that the activities of Boko Haram are undermining the peace and stability in the West and Central African region.

It urged leaders in the region to enhance military operations and coordination to more effectively combat the terrorist organisation.

The members of the Security Council commended the Chadian's army's swift assistance in the fight against Boko Haram in Cameroon.

They said any acts of terrorism, are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of motivation.

The Boko Haram terrorists, who control parts of north-eastern Nigeria, have vowed to create an Islamic state in the region.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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