UN Deplores Boko Haram Violent Attacks


Published Date : Jan 20, 2015

The UN Security Council demanded that the Islamist extremist group immediately stop all hostilities in the light of the recent increase in Boko Haram, reported the media on Tuesday.  

Since 2009, the council condemned all the human rights, violations, and abuses of international humanitarian law proposed by Boko Haram. These actions might result to crimes against humanity, said Xinhua. 

According to the demands proposed by The Security Council, Boko Haram has to unequivocally and immediately cease all the abuses regarding the violations and human rights and hostilities pertaining to the international humanitarian law, said the council in a statement earlier on Monday.

The demands also claimed that the immediate and unequivocal release includes around 276 school girls that were kidnapped in Northern Nigeria, Chibok in the month of April last year. The law expects the release of all abducted by the group.  

Also, the 15-nation Boko Haram’s body emphasized the regional impact over the wide scale civilian displacement that took place in Nigeria. Nigerians were swarmed into the neighboring places of Chad, Niger, and Cameroon.   

The council has welcomed innovative plans for the meeting to be held on January 20 in Niger, Niamey. This meeting will discuss the threat posed by Boko Haram. 

Boko Haram’s most recent suicide bombing held in the capital Borno, Nigeria state on January 10 was also condemned by the UN council. During this bombing a 10-year-old girl was misused to detonate a bomb. This also ignited the attacks in Baga that resulted in major destruction of significant civilian homes and casualties. 

All such events by Boko Haram has surged immense violence and unleashed a wave of fear across the world, especially in Nigeria.  

In the northern part of this region, more than 9,00,000 people including women and children have fled their native homes. Also, more than 300 schools have been devastated and hundreds of innocent children have been injured, killed, or abducted from their schools and homes.