World Bulletin / News Desk
The leaders of west and central African countries will meet in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, on April 8 to forge a common strategy on fighting the Boko Haram.
The summit will bring together heads of state of the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the 10-member Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).
"In the face of the mounting and increasingly bloody attacks by the fundamentalists against Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad and the series consequences for these countries, and the real risk of destabilizing western and central Africa, the two organizations have decided to take action," the two regional blocs said in a joint statement dated Sunday.
Nigeria is fighting a six-year Boko Haram that has claimed tens of thousands of lives and displaced over one million people from the country's northeast, where the armed group members have been the most ruthless.
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