Buhari leaves for Chad to attend Chad Basin security meeting

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President Muhammadu Buhari has left Nigeria for N’djamena, the capital city of Chad Republic, the presidency has announced.

A statement from the presidency reads:

“President Buhari departs Abuja this morning for N’Djamena, Chad, to chair a consultation of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) to review the security situation in the region, and intensify the efforts to end the insurgency.”

“President Buhari convened the Meeting in his capacity as Chairman of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC).”

Yesterday, president Buhari tweeted:

In my capacity as Chairman of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), I am convening a consultation of Heads of State and Government of the LCBC, for November 29, 2018, in N’Djamena, Chad.

The objective of the one-day meeting is to review the security situation in areas affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, as well as adopt measures to enhance the capacity of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to secure the region.

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