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Boko Haram: Security Council demands joint efforts of UN member states

08 April 2015, 17:42

Abuja - The members of the United Nations Security Council has called on Member States to join efforts to combat Boko Haram and other related terrorist groups around the world, Leadership reports.

Reacting to the spate of recent terrorist attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria and Chad in a press statement obtained by our correspondent, the Council said States must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights law, international humanitarian law and refugee law.

Also read: Jonathan fighting Boko Haram to win elections

Sympathising with the families of the victims and all those injured in the attacks in Kwajafa, Borno State, Nigeria, on 5 April, and in Tchoukou Telia, Chad, on 3 April 2015, the Council 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.

It pressed further 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.

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