Lagos - Nigerians and other nationals across the
globe have been offered an online platform to assess the Multinational Joint
Task Force’s (MNJTF’s) fight against the Boko Haram.
The Institute for Security Studies is organising the online
discussion via a popular portal, under the aegis of the View on Africa, to be
presented by William Assanvo, Senior Researcher at ISS Dakar.
The interaction set for Wednesday comes at a time the MNJTF
established by the Lake Chad Basin countries to fight Boko Haram is struggling
to demonstrate its effectiveness.
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However, the force is gaining ground and over the past
months has, together with national armies, dealt a blow to the terrorist group.
Assanvo will discuss MNJTF and its effectiveness, along with
recent developments and regional responses as the fight against Boko Haram
enters a new phase.
First organised as a solely Nigerian force in 1994, the
regional force now comprises units, mostly military, from Benin, Cameroon,
Chad, Niger, and Nigeria, with up to 10 000 members.