U.N. Security Council committee blacklists Nigeria's Boko Haram




 
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U.N. Security Council committee blacklists Nigeria's Boko Haram
 
May 22nd, 2014  
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U.N. Security Council committee blacklists Nigeria's Boko Haram
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council committee on al Qaeda sanctions blacklisted Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram on Thursday after the insurgents kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls, diplomats said. Nigeria, which until recently had been reluctant to seek international help to combat Boko Haram, requested earlier this week the group be sanctioned. Hard to say but it's an essential step we had to take," said Australian U.N. Ambassador Gary Quinlan, al Qaeda sanctions committee chair, adding that the aim was to "dry up support" for the group. "We will work to try and make sure that anybody supplying any material assistance to Boko Haram - whether funding or arms - will in fact be stopped, will be deterred by the fact they too will be eligible for listing on the sanctions list," he said.




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