Following the upsurge in the Boko Haram insurgency
the North-East geopolitical zone, Nigeria has entered
into agreement with France and four of its
neighbours to increase the level of coordination and
exchange of intelligence as well as hold regular
meetings of experts with a view to containing the

The Republic of Benin, Cameroon, France, Chad and
Niger also agreed with Nigeria to ensure effective
policing of common borders to avoid the infiltration
of terrorists and other criminals as well as the
repatriation of suspects in conformity with existing

These are some of the recommendations made by
the Directors-General of External Intelligence
Services of the six countries, who met in Abuja on
March 5.

The one-day meeting with the theme “Challenges of
Combating Boko Haram in the Sub-region” was
facilitated and declared open by the National
Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki and attended
by the Nigerian Chief of Defence…

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