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AU donates equipment for Boko Haram elimination

31 October 2016, 19:30

Lagos - The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Commission has handed over vehicles and electrical equipment to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) against Boko Haram terrorist group.

Commissioner Smail Chergui, handed over 15 vehicles, 30 motor cycles and eight electrical generators at the AU Liaison Office in N’Djamena, Chad.

The items were procured using the United Kingdom’s (UK) fund donated to the AU Peace Facility to augment the efforts of the Troop Contributing Countries of the MNJTF.

Also read: WATCH: Boko Haram finally surrenders

This support is the first batch of a support package while procurement of other is ongoing.

It is aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of the MNJTF operations.

MNJTF is a combined multinational formation, comprising units, mostly military, from Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. It is headquartered in N'Djamena and is mandated to bring an end to the Boko Haram insurgency. 

 

 

 

 

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