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We Must Pool Resources To Defeat Boko Haram – UN



The United Nations Special Representative For West Africa and the Sahel, Amb. Mohammed Ibn Chambers has assured that the UN and the international community will pull resources together with Nigerian  government to ensure the defeat of the Boko Haram terrorists.

Amb. Chambers made the disclosure on Thursday in Maiduguri during his visit to the Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole alongside the UN Special Representative for Central Africa, Amb. Francois Fall and the European Union Special Representative for the Sahel and Lake Chad  Basin Commission, Amb. Angel Lusada.

Amb. Ibn Chambas said the purpose of their visit is to ascertain how the world bodies could intervene and support the affected countries and in particular, states affected by the destructive effect of terrorism.

While noting that the gallant efforts of the Nigerian Army in  combating the terrorists and curtailing their destructive activities in not only Nigeria but the West African Sub Region was legendary, Chambas said the world bodies would also partner the Army in capacity and other supports.

He said:” Our visit is in pursuance to United Nations Council resolution 2049 of 2017 wherein the UN security council charged my colleagues and I to build partnerships with other international actors to mobilize support for the efforts of the Lake Chad Basiñ Commission countries in fighting terrorism in the LCBC areas.

“And it is in this context, that we have indeed all been very supportive of the individual efforts of the Lake Chad Basin countries comprising Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger to combat and defeat and eliminate terrorism in what ever form or shape it manifests itself in Lake Chad Basin countries.

“Let me also once again underscore the strong support of the United Nations for the gallant effort the Nigerian armforces are putting in to totally eradicate Boko Haram and every terrorism group which may be operating in Borno or any other state of Northeast and indeed the Lake Chad Basin areas,” Amb. Ibn Chambers said.