United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived Nigeria on Sunday to commemorate the bombing of UN’s headquarters by Islamist sect, Boko Haram and also to focus new attention on over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in Chibok, Borno State by the ruthless extremists.
Ki-moon will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, amid plans to launch a long-delayed regional offensive against the Islamic insurgents who have since pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.
A UN statement says the leaders will discuss ways to counter violent extremism as well as human rights and climate change.
Ban also will meet the Bring Back Our Girls group which demands government action to free 219 abducted schoolgirls held now for nearly 500 days.
According to Associated Press, he will lay a wreath to mark the anniversary of the August 26, 2011 suicide car bombing that killed 21 people at the UN Nigeria headquarters in Abuja.
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