Boko Haram

Ban calls for international aid for African communities attacked by Boko Haram

United Nations Secretary-General today called on the international community to provide urgent support for humanitarian aid to communities hit by the Nigerian-based Boko Haram, deploring its latest “appalling” attacks in Cameroon.

Change of tactics for Boko Haram following military push

The outlawed group Boko Haram, which has been terrorizing populations in Nigeria has changed its tactics following recent military successes by the Nigerian authorities; that’s according to the UN’s most senior representative in the West African country.

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40 million youth in Sahel at risk of radicalization or migration

The Sahel region in Africa risks becoming a hub for mass migration or recruitment by extremist groups without sustained international engagement, the Security Council heard on Wednesday.

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Release of kidnapped civilians in Nigeria welcomed by UN

The release of civilians in Nigeria who had been kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist group has been welcomed by UN.

Nigerian troops rescued 338 people, mostly women and children, who were reportedly being held in the north-east of the West African country.

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‘Horrific’ terrorist attacks in Chad and Cameroon condemned by UN Security Council

The members of the UN Security Council have strongly condemned the “horrific” terrorist attacks attributed to Boko Haram, perpetrated on Saturday and Sunday in the towns of Baga Sola, Chad, and Kangaleri, Cameroon, which resulted in a large number of deaths and casualties.

Defeating terrorists on the battlefield is not enough

Defeating terrorism militarily is only the beginning of the global fight against violent extremism, US President Barack Obama said at a UN summit on Tuesday.

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West African countries urge concerted action over Boko Haram threat

All hands are needed on deck to fight the growing menace of terrorism from Boko Haram, said the president of Nigeria at the UN on Saturday.

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Humanitarian situation in Lake Chad region made worse by Boko Haram

Violence by the Boko Haram terrorist group has uprooted more than two million people in the Lake Chad Basin countries in Africa, a region the UN says was already facing drought, high malnutrition and other humanitarian challenges.

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Boko Haram violence displaces 1.4 million children in Nigeria and beyond – UNICEF

The number of attacks by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria and neighbouring countries has risen, and half a million children have had to flee to safety in the past five months, bringing the total number of displaced children in the region to 1.4 million, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today.

Boko Haram violence an 'affront to humanity,' Ban declares, reaffirms UN support to Nigerian Government

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the bomb attacks of 2 October in the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria, as well as the multiple suicide bombings of 1 October in the city of Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, all by suspected Boko Haram elements.