Cameroon To Send Troops Three Times Bigger Than Usual To Fight Boko Haram

Cameroon has promised to increase amount of troops to nearly 2,500 that would be send to join the regional force fighting Boko Haram.

According to Sahara Reporters, at a meeting in February, Cameroon promised to send only 750 soldiers. During the meeting, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Benin, and Niger agreed on a regional strategy and multinational task force for fighting Boko Haram.

However, after a summit meeting in June, President Paul Biya decided to increase the number of troops. Biya issued the statement on Friday, April 14.

Apart from Nigeria, Boko Haram expanded its attacks to the neighboring countries. Over the past year, the sect frequently make suicide attacks in northern Cameroon.

Chadian President Idriss Deby said earlier this week that the multinational task force, which would be based in his country’s capital, N’Djamena, would be deployed within days after delays due to funding issues.

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