UN alarmed about Boko Haram ties to IS

The UN Security Council on Friday said it was alarmed by Boko Haram’s ties to the Islamic State Group and threw its support behind a Nigerian-led regional summit to confront the threat. The 15-member council said in a statement that it welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s “crucial initiative” to hold the summit on Saturday, which will be attended by regional leaders and French President Francois Hollande. The council statement was drafted by the United States as a show of support for Buhari on the eve of the meeting.

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