The African Union has appealed to members of the continental body to do more to help Nigeria and affected neighboring countries win the battle against Boko Haram Takfiri terrorists.
“Boko Haram is a threat not only to Nigeria and the region, but also to the continent as a whole,” said Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana DlaminiZuma in a statement yesterday.“The situation calls for renewed collective African efforts,” she added, expressing her “strong condemnation of the cowardly and dastardly attacks carried out by Boko Haram
The highranking African politician stated that regional leaders will meet again on the sidelines of the 24th AU summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, later this month “to urge for enhanced international support.”On Tuesday, the alleged leader of the Nigeriabased Boko Haram group, Abubakar Shekau, claimed responsibility for a recent massacre in the country’s northeastern town of Baga.“We killed the people of Baga; we indeed killed them,” he was quoted as saying in a video posted on the Internet, adding, “Kings of Africa, you are late. I challenge you to attack me even now. I am ready.