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

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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