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“Nigeria must lead Boko Haram fight”

12 June 2015 15:51


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says his country should lead the military campaign against Boko Haram Takfiri terrorists in the region, Press TV reports.

On Thursday, Buhari met with the leaders of Benin and three Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) member states – Niger, Cameroon, and Chad – in the Nigerian capital city of Abuja in an attempt to find ways to counter the rising threat of Boko Haram in the violence-wracked region.

During the meeting, the Nigerian president rejected a proposal submitted by the four countries about a six-month rotational military command of an anti-terror campaign, saying it lacks “efficiency.”

“A six-month duration as it is being proposed … does not augur well for effectiveness and efficiency,” he said, adding, “Such a process will undermine, even if it is not intended, the military capacity to sustain the push against the insurgents, who also have the uncanny ability to adapt and rejig their operational strategies.”

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