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Benin: Nigerian Summit 'Decisive' for Boko Haram Task Force

Countries waging a regional fight against the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram will take significant steps toward establishing a joint task force when they meet Thursday in Abuja, Benin's president said. Boko Haram has killed thousands and displaced about 1.5 million people during a six-year insurgency, seeking to establish an Islamic emirate and extending its reach into neighboring Chad and Cameroon. At start of the year, it controlled territory about the size of...

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