U.N. sanctions: Boko Haram over girls

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_Africanwomen130318AA001.jpegAJUBA, Nigeria — The U.N. Security Council has approved sanctions against Boko Haram, the Qaeda-linked terror organization that has killed hundreds in Nigeria and abducted more than 300 school girls last month.

Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, welcomed the council's action, calling it "an important step in support of the government of Nigeria's efforts to defeat Boko Haram and hold its murderous leadership accountable for atrocities."

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