UN chief, Guterres in Nigeria, visits Boko Haram victims in Borno


United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres landed in Nigeria on Tuesday.

Guterres visited the Borno capital, Maiduguri, where he met Boko Haram victims and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

The chief consoled them and expressed UN’s commitment to ensure their welfare remain a top priority.

Governor Babagana Zulum briefed Guterres on the humanitarian crisis and thanked the world body for its efforts over the years.

Zulum said the IDPs had stayed for several years in camps and were eager to return to homes which are yet to be reconstructed.

The governor appealed for more UN support in the ongoing rehabilitation, reconstruction and resettlement of the IDPs.

NAN reports that Guterres could not make his scheduled visit to the border town of Banki due to time factor.

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