SRSG Mohamed Ibn Chambas briefed the Security Council on Boko Haram
Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the Office for West Africa (UNOWA) Mohamed Ibn Chambas briefed the Security Council briefing on Boko Haram, on 30 March 2015.
Mr. President, Thank you for the opportunity to brief the Council on Boko Haram. As Council members are aware, over the last few years, the violence and brutality of Boko Haram attacks in north-eastern Nigeria, as well as in neighbouring countries, has intensified. Today, as we meet, though weakened, the group continues to commit horrendous acts against civilians, including against women and children. We have received reports that children in particular have been abducted, abused, recruited, maimed and killed.