United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, said on Thursday that Boko Haram terrorists are created and not born.
Exclusives gathered that Mohammed made the remarks while speaking on the Security Council’s recent trip to the Lake Chad Basin for on-the-spot assessment of the Boko Haram crisis.
“As the Deputy Secretary-General, as an African and as a Nigerian, I truly welcome the Council’s visit to the Lake Chad Basin to witness first-hand the impact of the Boko Haram insurgency.
Even more so that, as a child, I grew up in Maiduguri and know that terrorists are not born but created by a set of circumstances.
The Security Council’s field visits around the world have been instrumental in highlighting the links between peace, development and human rights.
I thank you for the much-needed attention you have now brought to this troubled region.
The Lake Chad crisis provides a powerful illustration of the complex multi-dimensional challenges facing our modern world.
A successful response requires mobilising our assets holistically to implement the 2030 Agenda and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals,” she said.