28 January 2015
On 19 January, the UN Security Council urged central African countries to step up plans for a multinational force to fight Boko Haram (this is the first time that the UNSC gave an overall response on this issue).
On 21 January, the Nigerian foreign minister said that African nations threatened by the group will seek UN Security Council authorisation for a multinational force to take on the militants.
Source: Time | A Multinational Task Force Must Fight Boko Haram, Says U.N. Security Council
Source: Raw Story| UN Security Council backs plan for African coalition to join forces against Boko Haram
Source: World Bulletin | African states to seek U.N. mandate to fight Boko Haram