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UN backs Nigeria's war against Boko Haram

03 December 2015, 15:42Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator of the United Nations in Nigeria, Jean Gough, has lauded the country's efforts in rebuilding the UN base Boko Haram terrorists destroyed four years ago.

She gave the commendation in Abuja during ongoing commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the UN in the West African country.

Gough welcomed initiatives the West African country had put in place to defeat the murderous Islamic  sect.

The UN has not been spared the brunt of the Boko Haram crisis.

“The UN commends Government for the efforts to bring to an end to the insurgency in the North East of the country,” said Gough.

Also Read: Cameroon vigilantes risk lives to thwart Boko Haram

She said since the bombing of the UN House in 2011, the Federal Government had made efforts to complete the repairs to enable staff go back to the premises.

“I remain hopeful that the UN House will be completed as soon as possible to enable our staff operate from the premises next year,” said the UN envoy.

The August 20 blast at the UN compound in Abuja killed at least 21 people and injured 73.

The suicide bomb explosion caused devastation to the building's lower floors.

A wing of the building collapsed and the ground floor of the building was badly damaged.  

- CAJ News

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