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The fight against terror group Boko Haram has been substantially successful, François Fall, the acting Head of UN Regional Office for Central Africa, has said.

Farhan Haq, Deputy spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, said Fall made the remarks while briefing the UN Security Council on Wednesday.

He said the Regional Officer told the Security Council that Government had made progress engaging with the armed groups through a formal framework.

“Mr Lounceny Fall also said that the collective efforts of the Lake Chad Basin countries against Boko Haram had resulted in substantial military and security successes.

“He, however, stressed that available resources were insufficient to finance the operations and to effectively support humanitarian and early recovery activities.”

Regarding the Central African Republic (CAR), Haq said Fall told the Security Council that there were still enormous challenges.

He further said the Regional Officer, however, said the CAR Government had made important progress by engaging with the armed groups through a formal framework.