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UN envoy blames insecurity in Nigeria, others on Libyan crisis

Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Central Africa, Mahamat Annadif, has said insecurity bedevilling Nigeria and other West African countries is due to the spillover of the Libyan crises. The UN envoy said this as he called for a regional approach to combat the security challenges in the region.

He, however, pledged that the United Nations will help the Nigerian Army overcome insecurity in the country as well as help profile the suspected terrorism financiers.

This was contained in a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu on Thursday.

The statement was titled, “UN to partner Nigeria Army in tackling security challenges-UN Envoy”.

Annadif visited the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya alongside the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in West Africa and the Sahel, Francois Fall in Abuja
The statement read in part, “The United Nations has pledged continuous partnership with the Nigerian Army in tackling security challenges in the country and the Sahel region.”

Mahamat commended the effort of the Nigerian Army in stemming the security challenges and activities of insurgents in Nigeria and by extension the Sahel regions.