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West Africa leaders mulling regional force to fight Boko Haram -Mahama

16 January 2015, 14:35

Accra - West African leaders are considering creating a military force to fight Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants and will hold a regional summit next week to discuss the issue, Ghana's President John Mahama said on Friday.

Also read: Boko Haram, Ebola to feature in ECOWAS chiefs meeting

"We cannot fight terrorism alone. We must find a way to act together, share information to synchronise strategies and pool our resources in order to rid the entire African continent of terrorism," Mahama, who chairs regional body ECOWAS, told a news conference.

- Reuters


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