H.Res.147 - Supporting efforts to bring an end to violence perpetrated by Boko Haram, and urging the Government of Nigeria to conduct transparent, peaceful, and credible elections.114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] (Introduced 03/04/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/20/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.147 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/04/2015)
Condemns Boko Haram for its violent attacks, particularly the indiscriminate targeting of civilians, especially women and girls, and the use of children as fighters and suicide bombers.
Stands with: (1) the people of Nigeria in their right to live free from fear of state or nonstate actors; (2) the people of Cameroon, Chad, and Niger who are increasingly at risk from Boko Haram's violence; and (3) the international community in its efforts to defeat Boko Haram.
Supports the Abuja Accord, and calls on candidates, party officials, and adherents of all political movements to refrain from divisive rhetoric and actions.
Condemns civilian abuses by Nigerian security forces.
Urges the government of Nigeria to:
- conduct credible and peaceful elections,
- refrain from using security services for political purposes,
- prioritize the security of Nigerians vulnerable to Boko Haram,
- implement a civilian security response to defeat Boko Haram that addresses political and economic grievances of citizens in the north,
- improve Nigeria's security forces, and
- cooperate with regional and international partners to defeat Boko Haram.
Urges all Nigerians to engage in the electoral process and to reject divisive actions.
Reaffirms that the people of the United States stand with the people of Nigeria in support of peace and democracy.