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Boko Haram: 8,700 Multi-national Joint Task Force kicks off

us-special-forces-trainingThe Nigeria Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin has visited Chad Republic where he joined other regional military chiefs to deliberate on agreement to accelerate the deployment of the 8,700 strong Multi-National Joint Task Force, (MNJTF), Colonel Rabe Abubakar Acting Director Defence Information said in a statement on Tuesday.
According to the Defence spokesperson, the Chiefs of Defence Staff from the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) member countries met in N’Djamena, the capital of Chad Republic and finalised details of deployment of a joint force to fight Boko Haram which has sworn allegiance to ISIS and had killed hundreds of people through suicide bombings in the last three months.
He added that the meeting discussed modality for the deployment of joint force to 2 command posts in Nigeria and Cameroon.
In addition, Colonel Abubakar revealed that officers seconded to the MNJTF in N’Djamena were ordered to report immediately to their post, as operation at the Force Headquarters has commenced.
He added that those present at the meeting were the Chiefs of Defense Staff from the LCBC member countries, MNJTF Commander and other senior military delegates.

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