Cameroonian President Paul Biya (R, front) converses with Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno during the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) leaders summit in Yaounde, capital of Cameroon, Feb. 16, 2015. The leaders of ECCAS agreed Monday in an extraordinary summit to provide Cameroon and Chad with an emergency aid of 50 billion FCFA (about 100 million U.S. dollars) to combat Boko Haram. (Xinhua/Fabrice Ngon)
Cameroonian President Paul Biya (R, front) converses with Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno during the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) leaders summit in Yaounde, capital of Cameroon, Feb. 16, 2015. The leaders of ECCAS agreed Monday in an extraordinary summit to provide Cameroon and Chad with an emergency aid of 50 billion FCFA (about 100 million U.S. dollars) to combat Boko Haram. (Xinhua/Fabrice Ngon)

The extraordinary summit of leaders from West and Central African countries on how to effectively fight against Boko Haram which is expected to be held in Malabo, capital of Equatorial Guinea on April 8, was postponed to an unfixed date.

 Cameroonian President Paul Biya (R, front) converses with Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno during the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) leaders summit in Yaounde, capital of Cameroon, Feb. 16, 2015. The leaders of ECCAS agreed Monday in an extraordinary summit to provide Cameroon and Chad with an emergency aid of 50 billion FCFA (about 100 million U.S. dollars) to combat Boko Haram. (Xinhua/Fabrice Ngon)
Cameroonian President Paul Biya (R, front) converses with Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno during the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) leaders summit in Yaounde, capital of Cameroon, Feb. 16, 2015. The leaders of ECCAS agreed Monday in an extraordinary summit to provide Cameroon and Chad with an emergency aid of 50 billion FCFA (about 100 million U.S. dollars) to combat Boko Haram. (Xinhua/Fabrice Ngon)

A senior official from Communication Ministry of Equatorial Guinea confirmed on Saturday the postponement of the extraordinary summit of leaders from Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The source said the summit was postponed to a new date after Nigerian newly-elected President Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in.
“The new date for the summit is not fixed, but it will be held soon after Nigerian new president takes office,” he said.
The summit is the follow up of ECCAS leaders summit which was held on Feb. 16 in Cameroonian capital Yaounde. The leaders in the summit agreed to support Cameroon and Chad, the two countries who are fighting with Boko Haram, with an emergency aid of 50 billion FCFA (about 100 million U.S. dollars). Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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