Cameroon hosts summit for anti-Boko Haram strategy

Summit to draft anti-Boko Haram strategy

Cameroon hosts summit for anti-Boko Haram strategy
World Bulletin / News Desk
An extraordinary summit of the Economic Community of Central African States kicked off in Cameroonian capital Yaounde on Monday to come up with a strategy for fighting the Boko Haram militant group.

Addressing the summit, Chadian President Idriss Deby said Boko Haram would be uprooted from central Africa.

Heads of state attending the summit included Catherine Samba of the Central African Republic, Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo-Brazzavile, Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, and Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea.

For the last six years, Boko Haram has waged a deadly insurgency in Nigeria's northeastern region, leaving thousands dead.

In recent months, Boko Haram has mounted deadly attacks in Nigeria's neighbors – including Niger, Cameroon and Chad – prompting the latter to launch a joint counterterrorism campaign endorsed by the African Union and other regional bodies.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Şubat 2015, 16:47