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Buhari drags world leaders to Abuja over terrorism




If all goes according to plan, President Muhammadu Buhari will play host to a number of world leaders, including President Francois Hollande of France as well as Presidents of Cameroon, Niger Republic, Chad and Benin Republic.

The United States, Britain, Equatorial Guinea, the European Union, the Economic Community of Central African States, ECOWAS and the Gulf of Guinea Commission will also be represented.

The event is the second Regional Security Summit in Abuja which will commence on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

At the top of the agenda to be discussed at the summit, are the ongoing military operations against the Boko Haram
terrorist group.

President Buhari and the French President who is scheduled to arrive Abuja on Friday on an official visit to Nigeria will be joined at the summit by the Presidents of Cameroon, Niger Republic, Chad and Benin Republic.

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The speedy resolution of the humanitarian crises caused by the barbaric atrocities of the terrorist group will also feature prominently on the summit’s agenda.

According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President, on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, before proceeding to the summit, President Buhari will receive President Hollande and the French delegation at the
Presidential Villa on Saturday morning.

It is expected that new agreements on further defence and cultural cooperation between Nigeria and France will be concluded and signed after talks between the two Presidents and their officials.

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