Buhari takes first step in fighting Boko Haram


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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said Nigeria’s security agencies had begun to compile comprehensive logistic needs for the fight against Boko Haram to be forwarded to the G-7 nations.?

?This development is the fallout out of his meeting with the G-7 member nations in Germany on Monday,

?President Buhari? made the disclosure while speaking with journalists at the end of? the Extraordinary summit of Heads of State and Government of LCBC member countries and Republic of Benin at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.?

?The President said that he had already informed other members of the Commission during the meeting to also prepare their own lists.?

?The final list to be forwarded to the G-7, he said, would be decided after the A.U meeting in South Africa.?

?He said: “I am sure you will recall that I was personally invited to the G-7 meeting. I went there and I was asked to brief the G-7 and I was impressed with the tremendous sympathy they have for this subregion, Lake Chad Basin Commission. All of them from President Obama .. are willing to help us.?

?”And they have actually asked me to discuss with their Chief Defence Staff or their ministries of defence? or talk to them directly what we need.?

?”So, I brought this case to our meeting here and I told them that Nigeria has gone quite far. I had five hours meeting with my service chiefs and I asked them to produce comprehensive logistic requirements.?

?He continued: “I also advised my colleagues to be prepared to produce their logistic requirement so that after AU meeting, we will agree on what to send to the head of G-7, President of Germany. They are?very anxious to help us, especially when Boko Haram declared their loyalty to ISIS and you know what ISIS is doing to the world.”?

?Buhari also explained that the rules of engagement among the troops of the member states have been clearly spelt out.?

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