International Effort Required to Counter Boko Haram – Nigerian Diplomat

© REUTERS / Emmanuel BraunNigerien soldiers hold up a Boko Haram flag that they had seized in the recently retaken town of Damasak, Nigeria, March 18, 2015
Nigerien soldiers hold up a Boko Haram flag that they had seized in the recently retaken town of Damasak, Nigeria, March 18, 2015 - Sputnik International
Subscribe
US
India
Global
An international effort is needed to counter the Boko Haram militant group, Nigerian Charge d'Affaires to Russia Gafai Ibrahim Usman told Sputnik.

Boko Haram - Sputnik International
Chad President Says Boko Haram Militants Have New Leader
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — “There must be concerted effort by both the [Nigerian] government and even the international community towards rehabilitating these [Boko Haram] people,” Usman said, stressing that poverty, ignorance and illiteracy in the country must to be countered by increased funding for widespread and freely-available education in order to uproot the problem.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari made it clear he would be willing to negotiate with militants if it leads to an end to violence, the diplomat said.

Stop Boko Haram - Sputnik International
ISIL, Boko Haram Use Drugs as Analogue of Gold – Russian Official
Usman expressed hope that with combined effort between Nigeria and its neighbors, militant activity would be reduced by over 70 percent by December.

The Boko Haram extremist group began large-scale attacks in northeast Nigeria in 2009, seeking to establish fundamentalist sharia law on territories under its influence.

In February, the militants expanded into neighboring Niger, Cameroon and Chad, prompting the states' governments to launch a regional offensive.

Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала