Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa and the head of the UN Regional Office for the region (UNOCA), Francois Fall, has urged the international community to place the Boko Haram terrorist sect on watchlist.
According to NAN, Fall has made the call at the UN headquarters in New York while briefing the Security Council on developments in the Central African sub-region.
He said: “The Nigeria-based Boko Haram extremist group was also a malicious threat to the region that the international community needed to watch carefully, as it continues to launch ‘indiscriminate attacks’ against security forces as well as civilians.
“Efforts to stamp out Boko Haram should also focus on addressing the root causes of the insurgency.
“I encourage the Chadian authorities to organise these elections as soon as possible and call on the international community to provide the necessary financial support to the Government, as required.”