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AU welcomes efforts to neutralise Boko Haram

09 December 2015, 21:22

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 terrorist group.

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.

Also read: Boko Haram members renounce membership in Borno

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 community.

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


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