UNSC condemns Boko Haram attacks in Central African region

imgMembers of Security Council on Tuesday condemned in the strongest terms the continued escalation of attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram “terrorists”.
The condemnation came as a result to the attacks against Maiduguri, Borno State, and attacks in the Lake Chad Basin region against the Chadian army deployed to fight Boko Haram in Cameroon near the border town of Fotokol, which killed four Chadian soldiers and injured 12 others.
The members extended their condolences to the families of the victims and their sympathy to all those injured in these “heinous attacks” as well as to the peoples and the Governments of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Chad.
The Security Council also reiterated its deep concern that the activities of Boko Haram are undermining the peace and stability of the West and Central African region.
Furthermore, the members urged in their statement, the region to enhance regional military operations and coordination to more effectively and immediately combat Boko Haram. In this regard, they commended the Chadian army’s swift assistance in the fight against Boko Haram in Cameroon, during which 123 group members were neutralized and others were captured.
The UNSC 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, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whosoever committed.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with its responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations.
The statement underlined the need to bring “perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of acts of terrorism” to justice and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate with the relevant authorities in this regard.

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