Chad Hosts Regional Summit over Boko Haram

Chadian capital N’Djamena is hosting this Thursday (Nov.29) a meeting of the heads of State of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger, Nigeria to look into the security situation in the areas targeted by the Boko Haram insurgency.

The summit was summoned by by President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria in his capacity as Chairman of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC).

“In my capacity as Chairman of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), I am convening a consultation of Heads of State and Government of the LCBC, for November 29, 2018, in N’Djamena, Chad”, said President Buhari in a statement.

The objective of the one-day meeting is to review the security situation in areas affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, as well as adopt measures to enhance the capacity of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to secure the region, he said.

President Buhari added that he has also invited the President of Benin, which also contributes troops to the MNJTF.

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