Lagos - The Peace and Security Council of the
African Union (AU) has commended the Economic Community of the Central
African States (ECCAS) and the Economic Community of West African States
(ECOWAS) for their contribution to the ongoing efforts against the Boko Haram
The commendation came at a just-concluded meeting of the
council in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
It was upbeat the partnership between the two blocs would be
handy in curbing the terror threat posed by the Nigerian terror group that has
killed thousands in the region and displaced scores more.
“Council looks forward to the holding of the planned joint
ECCAS/ECOWAS Summit to enhance coordination between the two organizations in
the fight against Boko Haram,” the council stated on Wednesday.
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It appealed for greater international mobilization to assist
the populations affected by the attacks carried out by the Boko Haram terrorist
group, as well as the countries hosting refugees fleeing the atrocities
committed by this group.
Council stressed, once again, the need to complement the
military and security operations against the Boko Haram terrorist group by
sustained national and regional efforts, to improve livelihoods, promote
education and job creation, as well as ensure the protection of human rights,
particularly those of women and girls.
“Council called for renewed efforts in this respect by the
LCBC Member States and Benin, with the support of the larger international
Council reiterated its request to the Commission to liaise
with the LCBC, to identify practical steps through which the AU and its
relevant structures could contribute to these efforts.”
- CAJ News