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UN Sec-Gen, Antonio Guterres, Visits Borno


UN Chief, António Guterres Backs Reintegration Of Repentant Terrorists

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, arrived in Nigeria on Tuesday afternoon.

The Portuguese politician and diplomat, Naija News understands was received at the Maiduguri International Airport by Borno State governor, Babagana Umara Zulum.

Having received a warm welcome, Guterres proceeded to assess the humanitarian situation resulting from the decade-long Boko Haram crisis in the region.

During the visit, he will have one on one interactions with stakeholders in the state.

He is also expected to visit some internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps, interface with repentant terrorists, and as well have a press conference.

Guterres’s visit to the state is coming barely a week after fighters of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) and Boko Haram in Borno State were neutralized by troops of the Nigerian Army (Operation Desert Sanity).

The Nigerian Army had disclosed that it killed the Amir (commander) and spiritual head of Galta, close to Mandara Mountain in the South of Borno, Naija News reports.

The spiritual head of the terrorist group was killed during an operation around Manjo Ali Qere in the state.

The army in a post on its Twitter account on Friday morning noted that arms and ammunition were recovered during the operation.