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Nigeria Ruling Party Hopes UN Blacklists Boko Haram

Nigeria’s ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is hopeful the United Nations Security Council’s Al-Qaida sanctions committee will place sanctions on militant group Boko Haram at its planned Thursday meeting, according to Abdullahi Jalo, spokesman for the PDP. President Goodluck Jonathan’s government petitioned the UN body to blacklist the Islamist extremists following the recent abduction of over 200 school girls as well as the surge in violence perpetrated by Boko Haram. “For the...

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