(BBC) Boko Haram crisis: African Union to discuss multinational force

Ghana’s President John Mahama has said he and other African leaders will discuss plans next week to “deal permanently” with Boko Haram militants.

He said he wanted African Union (AU) countries to produce a “specific plan of action” for tackling the Nigeria-based Islamist group collectively.

“This has to end. We have to make this terror end,” he said.

Boko Haram has seized control of many towns and villages in north-east Nigeria in a six-year insurgency.

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One comment on “(BBC) Boko Haram crisis: African Union to discuss multinational force

  1. Terry Tee says:

    The Ghanaian initiative is good but it depends upon Nigeria allowing foreign troops on its soil. And Nigeria is very, very touchy about its sovereignty. My sad, sorrowing prediction: Nigerian politicians will not agree to this proposal. We may sometimes wonder if there is any real concern for the common good among Nigeria’s politicians.