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Nigeria to host world leaders for anti-terror summit

Nigeria to host world leaders for anti-terror summit


Nigeria is set to hold a key security summit aimed at ending the threat from its home-grown Islamist group Boko Haram.

On Saturday, Africa’s biggest economy will bring together regional powerhouses and international support to aid in the fight against the militant group.

Among the the foreign dignitaries are French President Francois Hollande, US Deputy Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, just to mention but a few.

African leaders including Nigeria’s neighbours Benin, Cameroon, Chad and Niger who have suffered from the hands of Boko Haram have been invited to attend the summit.

During the talks, Nigeria seeks to focus on the speedy resolution of the humanitarian crisis as well as ongoing military operations.

Since coming into power, President Muhammadu Buhari has been taking the fight to Boko Haram and it has reduced the militant group’s capacity to launch full-scale attacks.

According to reports, the insurgency group has claimed thousands of lives since 2009 and displaced about 2 million people.

Boko Haram has carried out a spate of suicide bombings in Nigeria and its neighbouring countries. The insurgency group is seeking to establish an Islamic state in Africa’s largest economy.

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