Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday told the United Nations that Boko Haram insurgents are being funded from outside the country and called for international support to countries on the frontline of terrorism war.
The President, who challenged the international community to “act now,” and put a stop to the global menace of terrorism said the deadly sect has killed 13,000 Nigerians in the country’s North-east zone in the past five years.
Mr. Jonathan said these at a high level meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York, United States of America, on Wednesday.
“Nigeria knows too well the destructive effects of terrorist activities. Over the past five years, we have been, and are still confronting threats posed by Boko Haram to peace and stability predominantly in the North Eastern part of our country,” Mr. Jonathan said.
“The costs are high: over 13,000 people have been killed, whole communities razed, and hundreds of persons kidnapped, the most prominent being the mindless kidnap of our innocent daughters from Chibok Secondary School, in North East Nigeria.”