Boko Haram: Buhari convenes meeting in Chad

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President Muhammadu Buhari has convened a meeting in Chad over the menace of the terrorists group, Boko Haram, in Nigeria and neighbouring countries.

It is a meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin and scheduled for Thursday.

He called the meeting being the chairman of the body and the meeting holds in N’Djamena, Chad.

The President of Benin Republic will also be in attendance, being a troops-contributing country.

In a statement he issued, media aide to the president, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the security situation in the areas affected by Boko Haram insurgency would be reviewed.

According to him, steps would also be taken to enhance the capacity of the Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF, to meet the challenges of securing the areas.

Said he:  “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 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.’’