UN Security Council denounces terror attacks in West Africa, calls for urgent action

  • January 27, 2017

In view of the surge in terror attacks in West Africa, especially those carried out by Boko Haram militants in the Lake Chad basin region, the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the cowardly attacks and asserted the need to combat terrorism in all its forms.

In a Presidential Statement read out in a formal meeting, the 15-member body reiterated its deep concern over the dire humanitarian situation caused by the activities of Boko Haram.

“In this regard,” the statement read, “the Security Council calls upon the international community to immediately support the provision of urgent humanitarian assistance for the people most affected by the crisis in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, including by fulfilling the UN appeal for the Lake Chad Basin region.

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