U.K. to hold meeting on Nigerian insecurity

Jun 12, 2014, 7:48 AM EDT
A person holds up a sign as local clergy, activists and and community leaders protest for the safe return of the 276 abducted schoolgirls outside the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations on June 2, 2014 in New York City.
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The U.K. is hosting a meeting about the security situation in north-eastern Nigeria and how to tackle the Islamist Boko Haram militants. Since Boko Haram abducted more than 200 girls in April, foreign help has been offered to help end the insurgency. Correspondents say attacks have increased since the kidnappings. Nigeria's Foreign Minister Aminu Wali will be attending the high-level gathering organised by his British counterpart William Hague.
Background:
Boko Haram crisis: U.K. meeting on Nigerian insecurity [BBC]