Reports of mutinies within the army mount while tensions escalate
French President Francois Hollande (C) with (LtoR) Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague, Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou, Chad’s President Idriss Deby, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, Cameroon’s President Paul Biya, Benin’s President Thomas Yayi Boni, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman during a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, May 17, 2014. West African leaders meet in Paris on Saturday to try to improve cooperation in their fight against the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which has kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls and threatens to destabilise the wider region.
By Abayomi Azikiwe
A conference on the security concerns of the most populous state in Africa was not held on the continent but in France, a former colonial power in the region.
Nigeria, which has recently been designated as…
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