Ban Ki-moon commends Buhari’s determination to fight Boko Haram
UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, on Tuesday in New York, commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s determination in the fight against Boko Haram.
Ban said in a statement that he had noted Buhari’s determination to root out the menace.
He commended the countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin for their steadfast efforts in the fight against Boko Haram.
The UN Chief strongly condemned the attacks by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin countries, including the deliberate targeting of Christian and Muslim worshippers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the northeast states of Borno and Yobe.
He extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims.
Ban renewed his calls to support the operationalisation of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) through the provision of the requisite political, logistical and financial resources.
He also called for necessary expertise, consistent with international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law.