Nigeria seeks UN intervention to fight Boko Haram

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Nigeria's Senate President David Mark on Thursday urged the United Nations (UN) to intervene and rescue the West African country from the clutches of insurgency currently plaguing the nation.

Mark made the appeal in Abuja, the country's capital city, while hosting visiting UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson.

He said the security challenges facing Nigeria required support and assistance from the UN.

Mark said Nigeria will continue to play key roles in international and regional affairs as the country has excellent record in peacekeeping operations.

He said Nigeria would continue to identify its challenges with a view to finding solutions to them.

Earlier, Eliasson had appreciated Nigeria for its continued support and cooperation to the global body.

Eliasson promised that the UN would map out strategies to help Nigeria to tackle the menace of terrorism.

He pointed out that terrorists had the antics of harassment and intimidation to achieve their purpose, but urged Nigeria not to be intimidated but confront them headlong.

The UN deputy secretary-general told Mark that Nigeria was a strategic partner to the UN, both at the regional and global level.

He said the UN building in Abuja destroyed by terrorists in 2011 was being rebuilt and asked for adequate security to forestall a recurrence. Endi

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