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World Leaders Meet at Paris Summit, Pledge to Combat Boko Haram Militants

Sun, 18 May 2014 14:38:10 +0000

Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images(PARIS) -- A summit in Paris has wrapped up after working to combat the threat from Boko Haram militants in Africa.  

The United States, Europe, and five African countries met in Paris Saturday, where they pledged greater cooperation to fight the threat from Boko Haram Islamist militants-- the group that kidnapped and continues to hold more than 200 Nigerian school girls.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said, "Without the countries in western, central Africa coming together we won't be able to crush these terrorists."

While the main prioirty is to find the school girls, those attending the summit also agreed to a long-term regional and global strategy to watch, deter, and intervene when and where necessary.

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