The UN under-secretary-general for political affairs, Jeffrey Feltman on Tuesday, while briefing the security council on the UN secretary-general’s fourth report on the threat the group poses to international peace and security efforts said terrorist sect, Boko Haram is currently faced with financial difficulties.
The sect has killed tens of thousands of Nigerians, displacing over a million people since it began operations in 2009.
He said; “ISIL-affiliate Boko Haram is attempting to spread its influence and commit terrorist acts beyond Nigeria,” he said.
“And Boko Haram remains a serious threat, with several thousand fighters at its disposal.
“It is, however, plagued by financial difficulties and an internal power struggle, and has split in two factions.”
He, however, warned against undermining its capacity to launch fatal attacks.