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Boko Haram Insurgency: Buhari to visit Chad, Niger On Wednesday

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Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja

In the bid to put an end to the Boko Haram Insurgency, President Muhammadu Buhari would embark on his first foreign trip on Wednesday 3rd June 2015 to neighbouring Niger and Chad to discuss measures that will put an end to the terrorist group. Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a chat with journalists yesterday that Buhari’s trip to the neighbouring countries, was soley primed for exploring ways of bringing an end to the insurgency in the northeast.

“The president has Niger and Chad ahead of him. This will be his first trip outside the country on obvious matters of security,” he said. Shehu added that the trip is expected to be for a day. While the new President is yet to name his National Security Adviser, the President yesterday also summoned the National Security Adviser to the former President, Sambo Dasuki to the Defence House in Abuja.

In a closed door meeting that lasted for more than three hours, the President and the NSA to the former President did not disclose what their deliberations centred on but it was believed that they are working on possible ways to tackle the scourge of BokoHaram crisis that has been ravaging the country for many years.

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