The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammudu Buhari to host the Lake Chad basin commission executive in an informal security summit alongside the democracy Day on June 12 in Abuja.
According to a statement by the senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, “the meeting will focus on bringing up new strategies to end the menace of Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region”.
President Muhammadu Buhari said it was time for “a new way forward that completely removes the threat of terrorism from Lake Chad sub-region.”
He said this while having a bilateral meeting with President Idris Deby Itno of Chad Republic in Makkah, Saudi Arabia where both leaders are attending the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit.
Buhari said he would have more time to fight the threat on terrorism with full Force since the election is over.
The leaders of these two countries will come to an agreement for the necessity to deliberate on adjusting the tactics “for more sustained operation, which will continue until the threat of terrorism is brought to a permanent end.”
The two leaders talked about how the meeting in Abuja will respond to infiltration of displaced elements of the Daesh, an acronym for ISIL’s Arabic name, al-Dawlah al-Islamīyah fī l-ʻIrāq wa-sh-Shām, through Libya into the Lake Chad area.