Call for Deployment of UN Troops to Thwart Boko Haram
Johannesburg – A global prodemocracy group representing millions of people has demanded the deployment of United Nations (UN) military forces to fight the Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria.
The demands by Avaaz.org, which represents 40 million people, come amid escalating terror that has claimed thousands of lives and displaced over a million internally.
“With elections looming and violence escalating, Nigeria is like a boiling pot. Politicians have failed their people, and the international community has allowed the situation to deteriorate. We cannot wait any longer and with enough backing, a strong UN action could begin to change the game. Let’s make it happen,” the statement sent to this publication read.
“The world has put this crisis in the ‘too hard to solve’ box. The only good news: escalating violence has renewed pressure to act. Let’s multiply that pressure now and persuade our leaders and the United Nations prioritise this crisis (Boko Haram),”read the statement.