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Nigeria minister to attend UK meet on Boko Haram

June 5, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Nigeria’s foreign minister will attend a meeting in London next week to discuss how to tackle Boko Haram and terrorism in the African country.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague will host Aminu Bashir Wali and envoys from Nigeria’s neighbors Benin, Chad, Cameroon, and Niger, plus the U.S., France, Canada and the European Union for the June 12 meeting.

The Foreign Office said the meeting follows up on last month’s Paris summit on Boko Haram and will consider further measures to improve regional coordination.

Boko Haram, an Islamist terror group, has carried out a wave of deadly attacks in Nigeria and kidnapped more than 300 schoolgirls in mid-April.

Speaking alongside President Barack Obama in Brussels Thursday, British Prime Minister David Cameron said both their countries are committed to helping Nigeria.

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