It is Difficult to Forget the Anguish Perpetrated by Boko Haram in Northeast – UK

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  • August 11, 2017

The United Kingdom has said that it was difficult to forget the stories of anguish that Boko Haram terrorists perpetrated against innocent people in the northeast.

The Permanent Representative of UK to the UN, Matthew Rycroft, stated this at the Security Council briefing on ‘Peace and Security in Africa’ with focus on Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Rycroft recalled the Council’s visit to the Lake Chad region in March, saying none of them will forget the stories of anguish they heard. So many of them he said are from mothers or daughters who had lost everything – their children, their families, their homes, their hope – all to Boko Haram and sadly these stories are still being told.

He said in spite of the efforts of the UN, and the AU and governments of the region, the suffering continues with over two million people still displaced in the Lake Chad region and over 96 per cent of them because of the insurgency. According to him, it was high time everything was done to break the cycle of violence being perpetrated by the Boko Haram terrorists in the country.

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