The Second Regional Security Summit is set to hold in the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Saturday the 14th of May, 2016, following the president’s return from the Anti-corruption Conference taking place in London from the 12th of May.

The Summit is the second edition following the first one which held in Paris, France in May of 2014. Expected to be in attendance is the French President, Francoise Hollande and the Presidents of the four member states that surround the Lake Chad basin; Cameroon, Niger Republic, Chad and Benin Republic.

Also in attendance will be representatives from the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, the Economic Communities of West African States (ECOWAS), Equatorial Guinea, the Economic Commission of Central African States and the Gulf of Guinea Commission.

At the top of the agenda for the Security Summit will be discussions on the successful conclusion of ongoing military operations against Boko Haram. There will also be talks on border controls and implementation of better border systems to curb violence and terrorist attacks that have been carried out on most border communities.

President Francoise Hollande of France is reported to arrive in Abuja Nigeria for the Summit on Friday the 13th ahead of the Summit which is set to hold on the 14th of May.


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