Boko Haram presents a wider threat to western and central Africa and has proven links to Al Qaeda, French president Francois Hollande has said.
A comprehensive plan to exchange information, coordinate action and protect borders needed to be put in place immediately, Mr Hollande said at a Paris conference today.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague was among senior European figures at the meeting with African leaders to discuss plans to defeat Islamist militants Boko Haram today.
The Nigerian military has flown more than 300 sorties in the hunt for the abducted schoolgirls, a Major has told ITV News' Rageh Omaar.
A newly released video from Boko Haram reportedly shows the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls.
The man who started a viral hashtag campaign in support of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls says it has forced the government to act.