Abuja - The Benin Republic has announced it would
deploy 150 military troops to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to
fight the Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria.
They will be deployed next month to join other forces from
Cameroon, Chad and Nigeria and Niger Republic.
A statement signed by the Deputy Director Army Public
Relations of the Multinational Joint Task Force, Col. Mohammed Dole, confirmed
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The Benin contingent are expected to perform garrison
duties, provision of escort and security to humanitarian operations, protection
of Very Important Personalities (VIP) and serve as reserve force for quick
intervention when necessary.
The first batch of 150 military personnel will be deployed
in Ndjamena, the headquarters of the MNJTF before the end of April 2016, he
While the remaining batches will be airlifted subsequently
to meet up with
750 troops expected from Benin Republic. The Minister commended
the effort of the member states of MNJTF for pulling resources to fight the
menace of Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region.
- CAJ News