UNSC demands Boko Haram ‘immediately’ end all violence in Lake Chad Basin

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UNITED NATIONS, May 14 (APP): Deeply concerned at the alarming scale of the humanitarian crisis caused by the activities of Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin region, the United Nations Security Council demanded that the group “immediately and unequivocally cease all violence and all abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law.”

Through a Presidential Statement, the 15-member Council also
expressed deep concern that the activities of Boko Haram continue to undermine the peace and stability of the West and Central African region.

The Council strongly condemned all terrorist attacks, abuses of human
rights and violations of humanitarian law by the group in the region, including those involving killings and other violence against civilians, notably women and children, abductions, rape, sexual slavery and other sexual violence, recruitment and use of children, and destruction of property.