France to host summit on Boko Haram

France to discuss how to deal with armed group after its fighters abducted hundreds of female school pupils in Nigeria

Last updated: 17 May 2014 06:39
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France is preparing to host a summit in Paris on Saturday on how to deal with the rebel group, Boko Haram.

It comes after the group abducted more than 270 girls and women from a school in Nigeria.

France has also announced it will deploy 3,000 troops to combat al-Qaeda-linked forces in parts of Africa.

Al Jazeera's Simon McGregor-Wood went to see French troops in training.


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