Metro Boko Haram Responsible For 18 Attacks In Two Weeks – UN -Leadership



The United Nations (UN) has blamed Boko Haram for at least 18 attacks on civilians in northern Nigeria in the past two weeks and the escalating violence of the insurgency threatened the security of West Africa, a senior U.N. official has said.

The U.N. special envoy for West Africa, Mr Djinnit, told the U.N. Security Council that insecurity in northeastern Nigeria coupled with growing political tensions ahead of planned general elections in 2015 had left the country at a crossroads.

“The level of violence against civilians in Nigeria continues to escalate, it is disheartening to note that within the last two weeks at least 18 attacks attributed to Boko Haram have been conducted resulting in the tragic death of innocent civilians and displacement of peoples,” Djinnit said.

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