African Leaders Hold Meeting To Tackle Terrorism
Leaders from across the African continent have arrived Abuja for the meeting of the Lake Chad Basin Commission which is taking place at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.
Heads of Governments from Chad, Niger and Benin Republic are present at the meeting while the Defence Ministers from Cameroun are also in attendance .
President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the meeting and has already given his opening speech along with the chairman of the commission.
President Buhari emphasized the need for the Multi-National Joint Task Force to work in order to reduce insurgency.
He urged them to sustaining the operation to tackle terrorism is key to the development of the region.
Ahead of the meeting the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Sanusi Abdullahi told journalists that the body will need about Thirty Million Dollars to set up the headquarters of the Multi National Joint Task Force and sustain its operations to tackle terrorism in the region.
Mr. Abdullahi also added that the implementation of the Multi National Joint Task Force is long overdue and has become very imperative to quickly deploy the operation of the troops that will help in the fight against Boko Haram.
” The total amount needed to set up and sustain the Multi National Joint Task Force Headquarters for the next 12 months is estimated to be about Thirty Million Dollars, the troops contributing country are responsible for equipping and sustain their battalions”
He added that there should be no time left for the sect members to plan their next rampage .