President Muhammadu Buhari will host leaders of Lake Basin Commission in an informal summit on the side lines of Democracy Day and Second Term inauguration celebrations, on June the 12th in Abuja.
The meeting will focus on bringing up new strategies to end the menace of Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region.
Speaking with President Idris Deby Itno of Chad Republic in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, where both leaders are attending the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, summit, President Buhari said it was time for “a new way forward that completely removes the threat of terrorism from the Lake Chad sub-region.”
The President said since elections are over, he has more time to fight the threat of terrorism with “full force’’.
The Nigerian and Chadian leader agreed on the need for sub-regional leaders to sit down and agree on changing the strategy “for a more sustained operation, which will continue until the threat is brought to a permanent end.’’
President Buhari and President Deby Itno also discussed the challenge posed by the rainy season to military operations against terrorism, agreeing to urgently review strategies that will bolster the onslaught against insurgents.