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8 700 soldiers deployed to combat Boko Haram

26 August 2015, 16:01

Abuja - Chiefs of Defence Staff from the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) member countries have finalised details of deployment of a joint force to fight Boko Haram terrorists.

This follows a meeting held in N’Djamena, the capital of Chad Republic, to explore solutions to the organisation that has sworn allegiance to ISIS and had killed hundreds of people through suicide bombings in the last three months.

The meeting discussed modality for the deployment of joint force to two command posts in Nigeria and Cameroon.

Nigeria Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin joined other regional military chiefs to deliberate on agreement to accelerate the deployment of the 8 700 strong multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF).

Also read:Government commended over fight against terrorism

Olonisakin has been working round the clock towards actualising the Presidential directive to end Boko Haram terrorists activities within three months.

Officers seconded to the MNJTF in N’Djamena were ordered to report immediately to their post, as operation at the Force Headquarters has commenced.

MNJTF Commander and other senior military delegates attended the meeting in Chad.

The LCBC members countries comprise Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Benin Republic

- CAJ News


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