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Sep 7, 2015

Buhari Arrives In Accra To Discuss Security With Mahama

Abuja - Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari arrives in Accra, Ghana today August 7, 2015 to discuss regional security with his Ghanaian counterpart, President John Dramani Mahama, his office said in a statement.

During the one-day official visit Buhari, who on Saturday marked his first 100 days in office, will also discuss trade relations with Ghana.

Buhari, a former military head of state, has previously visited neighbouring Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Benin as part of his efforts to build a concerted regional effort against the Islamist extremists of Boko Haram.

Their insurgency has claimed more than 15 000 lives since it start in 2009, with 2.1 million people displaced as a result of the conflict.

The countries have pledged to contribute troops to the Multinational Joint Force, expected to number about 8 700 troops and police and will probably be deployed soon.