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ECOWAS intelligence chiefs to meet on Boko Haram

09 May 2014, 17:28

Accra - Intelligence chiefs of member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are to meet in Accra early next week , Ghana President John Dramani Mahama,announced on Friday.

He said that the essence of the meeting was to discuss the Boko Haram threat in Nigeria and the sub-region.

Mahama, Chairman of ECOWAS, said the meeting would also proper strategies to end terrorist activities of Boko Haram.

"ECOWAS has a common anti-terrorism strategy, and so, as Chair of ECOWAS, I have been speaking to other member heads of state and they believe that we should activate that anti-terrorism strategy.

"We are looking to call a meeting of our joint intelligence chiefs in Accra next week, and we are inviting Cameroon and Chad to join so that together we can see how we can eliminate this security threat to the sub-region,’’ he added.

The Islamist terror group abducted over 200 girls from a girls' secondary school in north-east Nigeria, and its leader is threatening to sell them.

The abduction of the girls has angered the world with various leaders condemning the Islamist sects while the U.S., UK, France and China have pledged assistance to end the insecurity in the most populous African country.


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