Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Boko Haram: Sahel security chiefs invite Nigeria to Mauritania summit

Sun News
21 January 2012

West African security experts met in Nouakchott yesterday on the threat posed by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and its possible ties to Islamist sect Boko Haram in Nigeria, a security source said.

Nigeria and Burkina Faso have been invited to the two-day meeting between Sahel states Algeria, Mauritania and Mali which will end with talks between foreign ministers and intelligence chiefs today, the Mauritanian security source said on condition of anonymity. Algeria’s African Affairs Minister Abdelkader Messahel told his country’s news agency APS on Sunday that Nigeria had been included to “evaluate the links between AQIM and Boko Haram” with a view to future co-operation.

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