General News of 2014-05-08

Mahama jets off to Nigeria over Boko Haram

President John Dramani Mahama has travelled to Abuja to hold talks with Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday, 8th May 2014 over the security situation in that country.
The discussions will focus on the deadly and destructive activities of the Boko Haram terrorist group, according to a release from the Flagstaff House.
The Abuja meeting will be taking place at a time the Nigerian government is exploring all avenues to rescue over 200 schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram group.
Also ongoing in Abuja, Nigeria is the 2014 World Economic Forum for Africa.
President Mahama, who is the Chair of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government has, since 23 April, written on behalf of colleague heads of state in West Africa to the Nigerian President, expressing concern, solidarity and support of member-states to the Government and people of Nigeria as Africa's most populous nation addresses its pressing security challenges.
President Mahama will also tell his Nigerian counterpart the support of Ghanaians over the security situation there.