Central, West African leaders to meet over Boko Haram in April

March 18, 2015 9:41 PM

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ACCRA (Reuters) - Central and West African states will hold a summit next month to agree a common strategy to combat the Boko Haram insurgency, their leaders said on Wednesday.

Armies from Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger have launched an offensive to end the Islamic militant group's six-year campaign, which has killed thousands in northern Nigeria and spilled over into Cameroon and Niger.

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