Boko Haram: Buhari, 5 African Leaders Meet in Chad

A high level meeting of six African leaders including President Muhammadu Buhari and Idriss Deby will hold today in N’Djamena, the Chadian Capital over the resurgence of Boko Haram insurgency in the region.

The meeting was convened by President Buhari in his capacity as Chairman of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), according to the president’s special adviser on media and publicity Femi Adesina

Adesina noted that the one-day meeting will review the security situation in the areas affected by Boko Haram insurgency and adopt measures to enhance the capacity of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to meet the challenges of securing the areas.

The presidents of the LCBC member countries of Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and the Central African Republic have been invited to attend the meeting. Also, the president of Benin Republic, a troops-contributing country, is expected at the meeting.

Meanwhile, President Buhari has ordered the military to eliminate all threats of Boko Haram, declaring that the war against terrorism is “a must win.”

The president stated this while declaring open the 2018 Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

He promised to give his all to support the troops, and urged them “remain focused and committed to the task of eliminating Boko Haram from the surface of the earth.”

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