The UN Security Council has announced that it has blacklisted the Islamist militant group Boko Haram after they kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria.
The sanctions imposed on the group include a travel ban, arms embargo and the freezing of all international assets.
Nigeria has been reluctant until recently to seek international help to combat Boko Haram.
The Nigerian military has flown more than 300 sorties in the hunt for the abducted schoolgirls, a Major has told ITV News' Rageh Omaar.
A newly released video from Boko Haram reportedly shows the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls.
The man who started a viral hashtag campaign in support of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls says it has forced the government to act.