Boko Haram attacks strongly condemned by Security Council

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Attacks by the Nigerian Boko Haram terrorist group in neighbouring countries have been strongly condemned by the Security Council.

In an attack on Ngouboua in Chad on Friday, the terrorists killed many civilians, including the local traditional leaders and injured several others.

On 8 February, Boko Haram terrorists attacked Kerawa in Cameroon, and two days earlier they launched attacks in Diffa, Niger.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

Thousands of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands of others displaced by Boko Haram attacks.

In a statement issued late on Friday, members of the Security Council strongly condemned the continued escalation of attacks by the terrorists.

They reaffirmed that terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations, including actions of Boko Haram, constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

They stressed that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation.

The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of acts of terrorism to justice.

They urged all States to cooperate with relevant authorities to achieve this objective.

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

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.

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