African Leaders team up against insurgency

African Leaders have pledged to collectively utilize all political, military and diplomatic actions to eradicate the Boko Haram menace within the continent.
To this end, they have come up with a mechanism for coordinating all their actions to effectively tackle insurgency.

These are some of the decisions reached by Presidents Goodluck Jonathan, Denis Sassou Ngueso of Republic of Congo and Teodoro Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea at their meeting held at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

They stressed the need to put in place, a security architecture to coordinate all effort to wipe out insurgency.

At a joint media briefing after the closed door deliberations, the leaders congratulated Nigeria and all the security forces for the recent successes recorded in overcoming attacks by the BokoHaram.

President Ngueso of Republic of Congo, who spoke in French, said the framework under regional bodies like ECOWAS and Central African Community, and the support of the international community, would provide effective results for the continent.

President Ngueso said after the Abuja meeting, they would meet President John Mahama of Ghana, who is the Chairman of ECOWAS.


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