Boko Haram: Nigeria, Neighbours to Strategize on Cross-Border Military

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  1. jchima14

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    Oct 12, 2014
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    In furtherance of the fight against Boko Haram insurgency in the West African sub-region, Foreign ministers of Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Benin Republic and Niger are slated to meet in Abuja Monday to fashion out on appropriate legal framework for cross border military operations against terrorists in the region.

    This was contained in a statement issued by Nigeria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday which stated that the one-day meeting would be attended by the Defence ministers of the five neighbouring countries.
    It said the meeting would agree on the adoption of a draft resolution by the AU and the UN Security Council for the establishment of appropriate legal framework for military operations to fight Boko Haram.

    The meeting, which is being held under the auspices of Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin Republic, is a follow-up to the extra-ordinary summit held on Oct. 7, in Niamey, Niger.

    The summit, which was attended by President Goodluck Jonathan and three heads of state, had announced plans to deploy coordinated military forces to fight Boko Haram terrorists.

    The leaders agreed to deploy an additional battalion and a command centre to tackle the terrorists.

    Source: eReporter
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