Johannesburg: Chad`s United Nations envoy has reportedly voiced his frustration over Security Council`s failure to endorse a regional force to take on Boko Haram, arguing that the Nigerian militants are "more dangerous" than Islamic State (IS) fighters.
Ambassador Mahamat Cherif complained that a draft resolution circulated last week to the Security Council had "hit a wall" over a key provision invoking chapter 7 of the UN charter, reported News24.
He said, "What we do for ISIS, we should do against Boko Haram."
Chapter 7 permits member nations to use all possible means, including economic sanctions and military force, to enforce a resolution to confront a threat to world peace and security.
Diplomats said Nigeria baulked at the provision, dealing a major setback to weeks of negotiations over the draft resolution authorizing the setting up of a trust fund to help finance the regional force`s operations.
Cherif admitted that a vote on the measure was not imminent.