The United Nations Secretary General António Guterres on a tour of West Africa will stop in north-east Nigeria to meet with families who have been affected by the Islamist insurgency.
Nigeria’s war with Insurgents; Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province, ISWAP, has spawned one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, with millions of people dependent on aid. The conflict shows little sign of ending.
He is travelling from Niger; another country that has been under sustained attacks from al-Qaeda-linked militants.
Guterres is pushing for robust African peace initiatives as well as counter-terrorism operations under the umbrella of the African Union (AU).
He will also be having talks with the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on the impact on Africa of food and energy price increases exacerbated by the conflict in Ukraine.
This will be the Secretary-General’s first visit to Nigeria.