Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has convened a Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC).
This meeting will take place at N’Djamena, the Chadian capital on 29th November 2018.
President Buhari is convening the meeting his role as the Chairman of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the LCBC.
Presidential Spokesman Femi Adesina said in a statement on Wednesday that the one-day meeting would 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.
“The presidents of the LCBC member countries of Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and the Central African Republic have been invited to attend the meeting,” Mr Adesina said.
He also said the president of Benin Republic, “a troop-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,” the statement said.
President Buhari has departed for Chad for the meeting this morning.
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