Set Up Trust Fund To Fight Boko Haram, AU Tells UN

The African Union (AU) has tasked the United Nations (UN) to institute a trust fund to finance a force to fight Boko Haram in Nigeria.

However, reports coming in from the UN indicates that a draft UN Security council resolution has endorsed the creation of a force by Nigeria and its neighbors Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Benin to tackle Boko Haram.

Also, the AU has approved a force of up to 10,000 troops for the fight.

Reuters quotes a UN official as saying that the draft resolution also requires the International Community to supply intelligence and equipment for the prosecution of war against terrorists.

Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist group based in Nigeria’s northeast has killed thousands of people in northeastern Nigeria in six-years of insurgency and has also pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, which has created a self-declared caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria.

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