Chief Of Army Staff Says 60% Of Boko Haram Members Not Nigerians

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The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has said that judging by the current activities of the Boko Haram terrorists, 60 per cent of them are not Nigerians.

Buratai, stated this in Maiduguri when he received the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, at the headquarters of the Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole at the Maimalari Cantonment.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the UN representative restated the UN’s condemnation of the terrorists’ group, adding “we are behind the Federal Government’’ in its efforts to defeat the terrorists.

Chambas noted that the immediate consequence of the insurgency was the “huge humanitarian crisis’’ in the North-East and assured him that the UN had stepped up efforts to address it.

He called on the international community and donor agencies to come to the aid of Nigeria in addressing the crisis.

He said that Nigeria had always been involved in the UN peacekeeping missions across the world.

The UN representative used the occasion to commiserate with the Federal Government, the Nigerian Army and families of late Muhammad Abu-Ali, who along with six other soldiers was killed by the insurgents on November 4.

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