U.N. Security Council blacklists Nigeria's Boko Haram

May 22, 2014 8:08 PM

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U.N. Security Council blacklists Nigeria's Boko Haram

U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power welcomed the council's action on Thursday, calling it "an important step in support of the government of Nigeria's efforts to defeat Boko Haram and hold its murderous leadership accountable for atrocities."

Nigeria asked the Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against al Qaeda to add Boko Haram to the list of al Qaeda-linked organizations subject to an arms embargo and asset freeze.

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