Buhari leaves for Chad
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, November 29, departed Abuja for N’Djamena, Chad.
Buhari's trip to N'Djamena is to preside over the Summit of Heads of States and Governments of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC).
Buhari, in his capacity as Chairman of the Summit of Heads of States and Governments of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), summoned the meeting meant to find a lasting solution to the menace of Boko Haram insurgency.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in a statement in Abuja said the meeting of the Heads of States and Governments of the LCBC would take place in N’Djamena, Chad on Thursday.
Also, the President of Benin Republic, a troop-contributing country, has also been invited and is also expected to attend the meeting.
According to Adesina, the one-day meeting will review the security situation in the areas affected by Boko Haram insurgency.
“The presidents of the LCBC member countries of Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and the Central African Republic have been invited to attend the meeting.
“The President of Benin Republic, a troops-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,’’ Adesina said.
Report by Godday AKOH