Boko Haram a threat for Africa: AU chief

Nigeria`s Boko Haram militants are a threat beyond Nigeria`s borders and the crisis requires a "collective, effective and decisive response" by African nations, the African Union`s Commission chief said Friday.

AFP| Updated: Jan 30, 2015, 14:25 PM IST
Boko Haram a threat for Africa: AU chief

Addis Ababa: Nigeria`s Boko Haram militants are a threat beyond Nigeria`s borders and the crisis requires a "collective, effective and decisive response" by African nations, the African Union`s Commission chief said Friday.

"Terrorism, in particular the brutality of Boko Haram against our people, are a threat to our collective safety, security and development. This has now spread to the region beyond Nigeria and requires a collective, effective and decisive response," AU commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said in a speech opening a two-day summit of African leaders in Addis Ababa.