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West African ECOWAS close cooperation against Boko Haram.



Accra – The West African bloc on nations ECOWAS , announced plans on Sunday,  to increase cooperation with Nigeria and other Central African states in the battle against  Boko Haram’s terrorism insurgency spreading across the region.

In many occasions Nigeria has said it needs more support  from its central African neighbours — like  Chad, Cameroon and Niger — in order to end the brutal five-year terrorist acts being organized by the radical Islamists.

ECOWAS , the Economic Community of West African States, said it would “establish a high level partnership with Central African States to effectively combat terrorism.”

Nigeria insists that Boko Haram senior commanders are in fact based in Cameroon. The call of ECOWAS follows a joint declaration of war against Islamist terrorists of Boko Haram by Nigeria,  Cameroon, Chad and Niger at a recent meeting in Paris.

On Mali, ECOWAS urged the UN to strengthen its peacekeeping force deployed in Mali , the so called MINUSMA.