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ECOWAS Defense Chiefs To Map Out Strategy To Counter Terrorism

The Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff (CCDS) of the member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have mapped out new strategies on how to tackle the incessant terrorist attacks in the sub-region.

According to a statement issued at the weekend by the Communications Division of the ECOWAS Commission, Abuja, the fight against terror was the focus of the extraordinary meeting of the Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff (CCDS) held on December 19, 2022, in Bissau, Guinea Bissau.

The Defence Chiefs met on the instruction of the Sixty-Second Ordinary Session of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, which held on December 4, 2022, in Abuja, Nigeria, to urgently study and propose the options, modalities and financial and technical means for the urgent operationalisation of the ECOWAS Standby Force, including a special kinetic operation to combat terrorism in the Region as well as unconstitutional changes in Members States.

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