Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh and his counterparts from other countries in the Lake Chad Basin Commission are meeting to discuss operational process in the fight against Boko Haram.
Chris Olukolade, Nigeria‚Äôs defence spokesperson said the meeting is to take place in Abuja on Tuesday to enable the defence chiefs work out the processes for strategic combined operations.
Mr. Olukolade added that this strategy will be a modified version of the Multi-National Joint Task Force in the campaign against terror in the region.
He said the meeting is also preparatory to the Extra-Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Governments of the LCBC member countries to advance multi-lateral discussion on counter terrorism operations in the sub region.
He said, ‚ÄúMilitary delegation led by the Chiefs of Defence Staff as well as intelligence and security of Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad are to participate in the meeting along with Benin Republic‚ÄĚ.
Mr. Olukolade added that the meeting will later brief the Ministers of Defence of the LCBC countries towards subsequent decisions on the immediate take off of the mission.
He noted that the development is sequel to the recent parleys and contacts between President Muhammadu Buhari and presidents of neighbouring countries in the move to step up the fight against insurgency.