US, UK say Boko Haram wants to kidnap foreigners in Nigeria

Abuja: The United States and British governments are warning that the Boko Haram extremist group is actively planning to kidnap foreigners in northeast Nigeria.

AP May 06, 2017 15:59:56 IST
US, UK say Boko Haram wants to kidnap foreigners in Nigeria

Abuja: The United States and British governments are warning that the Boko Haram extremist group is actively planning to kidnap foreigners in northeast Nigeria.

US UK say Boko Haram wants to kidnap foreigners in Nigeria

Representational image. AFP

The British warning says the extremists are targeting Western foreign workers in the Bama area of Borno state, close to the Cameroon border.

The Nigeria-based Boko Haram has been pushed out of strongholds by military efforts but continues to control parts of the country's northeast.

That has challenged aid groups' efforts to address a hunger crisis that the United Nations says has left 4.7 million people in urgent need of food aid.

Nigeria is part of what the UN has called the largest humanitarian crisis since the world body was founded in 1945.

The World Food Program has warned of aid cuts if more help doesn't arrive.

Updated Date:

also read

Nirav Modi extradition appeal to be heard in UK High Court on June 28
World

Nirav Modi extradition appeal to be heard in UK High Court on June 28

Nirav Modi had earlier lodged an appeal against his extradition order on mental health grounds

Meenakashi Lekhi discusses Ukraine conflict, impact on food, energy with UN General Assembly President
India

Meenakashi Lekhi discusses Ukraine conflict, impact on food, energy with UN General Assembly President

President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, tweeted that it was 'good to meet' Lekhi

Sri Lanka's Parliament to meet for crucial session after Opposition submits no-trust motions against president, govt
World

Sri Lanka's Parliament to meet for crucial session after Opposition submits no-trust motions against president, govt

Article 42 stipulates that the President is responsible to Parliament for the exercise, performance and discharge of his functions. Any motion needs seven days' notice before getting into the order paper for debate.