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Chad UN envoy says Boko Haram ''more dangerous'' than IS

 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.



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. 

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