U.N. envoy says expects Nigeria to do more in Boko Haram fight

February 13, 2015 6:52 PM

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations expects the Nigerian military to do more to combat Boko Haram and urged Nigeria and its neighbors Chad, Niger and Cameroon to allow hot pursuit of the militants across borders as this was key to a regional offensive.

Boko Haram is the main security threat facing Nigeria, Africa's biggest economy and top oil producer, and increasingly threatens neighboring states. Nigeria has postponed a Feb. 14 presidential election until March 28 due to security concerns.

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