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Boko Haram: Buhari convenes meeting of presidents of Chad, Cameroon, Niger, Benin

The presidents of Chad, Cameroon, Niger, Benin, Central African Republic as well as Nigeria, will meet in N’Djamena, Chad, on November 29, 2018.

The meeting, according to a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, was convened by President Muhammadu Buhari, in his capacity as Chairman of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC).

The statement said 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.

Adesina explained that “the presidents of the LCBC member countries of Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and the Central African Republic have been invited to attend the meeting. The President of Benin Republic, a troops-contributing country, has also been invited to attend.”

The presidential spokesman added that: “The MNJTF and the national operations of the affected countries have appreciably degraded the capacity of Boko Haram terrorists, although the insurgents still retain the capacity to attack isolated targets in desperate search for supplies.”

 

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