United Nations, UN, Security Council has called on member states to join efforts to combat the menace of Boko Haram and other terror groups around the world.
The Council, in a press statement, in reaction to the spate of recent Boko Haram attacks in North-East Nigeria and Chad, stressed that member states must ensure that measures are taken to combat terrorism in compliance with all their obligations under international law, and particularly international human rights law, international humanitarian law and refugee law.
The Council, while sympathising with the families of the victims and all those injured in the attacks in Kwajafa, Borno State on April 5, and in Tchoukou Telia, Chad, on April 3, reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, including the actions of Boko Haram constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.
The 15-member body emphasised that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whosoever committed, stressing that it should be combated by all means, in accordance with the UN Charter.
The Council’s press statement urged the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS and the Economic Community of Central African States, ECCAS and their members to adopt a common strategy and develop active cooperation and coordination to more effectively and urgently combat the threat posed by Boko Haram at their upcoming summit.
It also stressed the need for a comprehensive approach to successfully combat Boko Haram and the threat it poses to the region and added that members welcomed the convening of a Joint ECOWAS-ECCAS experts meeting in Douala, Cameroon on April 2 as a step towards achieving this goal of enhanced cooperation.


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