Joint anti-Boko Haram force operational soon – Buhari

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari  has said a regional joint task force to fight the militant group Boko Haram will be up and running by the end of this month.
Buhari told VOA in an interview Tuesday that Nigeria will lead the task force and troops from several of Nigeria’s neighbors could be deployed in operations against the militants.
Buhari, who hails from northern Nigeria, where Boko Haram is most active, said there has been progress in the fight, but he refused to predict imminent victory.
“We have killed the commanders,” he told VOA. “Certain troops have been trained and the multinational joint task force, comprising of troops from Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Benin Republic, are being heard in the theater of operations, so really this is the practical and the realistic way the problem can be fixed.”
Cameroon is also contributing troops to the task force.
Credit: VoA

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