UN's Ban Ki-moon in Nigeria in wake of attack on army chief

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon receives flowers from a young girl on his arrival in Abuja, on August 23, 2015UN chief Ban Ki-moon began a two-day visit to Nigeria Sunday in the wake of a suspected Boko Haram ambush on the army chief, saying it was “a time of hope” despite the rise of extremism. Combating Islamist violence is expected to be high on the agenda as the secretary-general holds talks with President Muhammadu Buhari, whose inauguration in May sparked a massive upsurge in jihadist attacks. “Across our world, we see insecurity, inequality, growing divides,” Ban told a private meeting of state governors in Abuja, according to a UN statement.

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