UN asks insurgents to end killings in Nigeria

By Post Nigeria January 10, 2015 18:38

UN asks insurgents to end killings in Nigeria

Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon has called on insurgents in Nigeria to end the killing of innocent citizens and the destruction of properties in the North-East of the country.

Moon said on Friday that the international community would no longer tolerate human rights violation in Nigeria, appealing to the sect to release all hostages in its custody including over 200 schoolgirls abducted from the Chibok community in Borno State last year.

He words, “We face another grave test as Nigeria readies for its election next month. Boko Haram has continued its violence, killing Christians and Muslims, kidnapping even more women and children, and destroying churches and mosques. Mayhem has spread across the region, and is now having a direct impact on Cameroon and other countries.

“I urge Boko Haram’s leaders to end the destruction of so many lives and communities, and immediately and unconditionally release the kidnapped school girls and boys and all others. The international community cannot let human rights abuses continue with impunity.

“This is my personal appeal, as a father and grandfather. As Secretary-General of the United Nations, I will continue to actively explore with member states what more can be done,” he said.