Countries urged more action on task force against Boko Haram

This family has lost two children to abductions by Boko Haram. Their home was also burned to the ground by the insurgents. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2015-0636/Rich

A senior UN representative is calling for more "active interaction" among countries fighting the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram.

Mohamed Ibn Chambas, head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), said he is making the call alongside his counterpart in Central Africa, Abdoulaye Bathily.

Boko Haram operations in the Lake Chad Basin region have killed scores of people and uprooted millions in Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

The four affected countries—also known as "the LCBC countries"—have established a Multinational Joint Task Force to battle the insurgency.

Tsigue Shiferaw spoke with Mr Ibn Chambas when he was in New York.

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