The Extraordinary Meeting of the Committee on Defense and Security of the Economic Community of Central African States was held in Yaounde (Cameroon), on February 11 and 12, and served to analyze the strategies in view of this terrorist group.
The opening ceremony was chaired by the Head of the Armed Forces of Chad and chairman of the Committee on Defense and Security Council of Central Africa, General Brahim Mahamat.
During the meeting, various heads of the armies of the ECCAS countries took part, who emphasized the need to build reliable regional strategies to face the great danger created by the terrorist group Boko Haram.
In his opening speech, General Rene Claude Meka spoke about the challenges that undermine central Africa, such as maritime piracy, the socio-political crisis and the cited terrorist group.
Participants recalled that Boko Haram has already caused hundreds of deaths and thousands of people displaced in the region, which has urged security experts to propose specific initiatives and solutions to this danger. One of the measures under consideration is a joint military intervention.
The meeting coincided with a new terrorist attack, according to reports from Chad, it is the first to take place d in this country, specifically in the town of Ngouboua, on the shores of Lake Chad, where several people have been killed.
This forum is a prior to the Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the ECCAS, scheduled for Monday, February 16, in the same city.
Source and photo: ECCAS
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