UN Imposes Sanctions on Boko Haram

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The terrorist group Boko Haram is now on the UN sanctions list. The U.N. Security Council officially declared Boko Haram a terrorist group linked to al-Qaida on Thursday and imposed sanctions against the Islamist militants who have carried out a wave of deadly attacks and the recent abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria.

U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power welcomed the council’s action, 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.”

Meanwhile, schools across the country were closed Thursday to protest the abductions, the government’s failure to rescue the girls and the killings of scores of teachers by Islamic extremists in recent years. CCTV’s Deji Badmus has more.

UN Imposes Sanctions on Boko Haram

UN Imposes Sanctions on Boko Haram

The terrorist group Boko Haram is now on the UN sanctions list. The U.N. Security Council officially declared Boko Haram a terrorist group linked to al-Qaida on Thursday and imposed sanctions against the Islamist militants who have carried out a wave of deadly attacks and the recent abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power welcomed the council's action, 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." Meanwhile, schools across the country were closed Thursday to protest the abductions, the government's failure to rescue the girls and the killings of scores of teachers by Islamic extremists in recent years. CCTV's Deji Badmus has more.