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Boko Haram: AU, UN Approve 7,500 Man Multi-Nation Task Force

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The Federal Government on Monday, February 2, 2015 revealed that the African Union Peace and Security had approved the immediate mobilization and deployment of the proposed 7,500-man multi-nation joint task force to carry out the war on terror against insurgent group, Boko Haram.

Making the announcement, Coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mike Omeri said the regional and continental cooperation of Nigeria and her neighbouring countries – Chad, Niger, Cameroon – as well as the AU resolve is a welcome development.

Omeri further added that the AU Peace and Security Council was scheduled to convene in Cameroon on Monday, February 2, 2015 to finalize and authorize modalities and conceptualization of the operation, a decision supported by the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon.

He went ahead to laud the Nigerian Army and other stakeholders for their resolve to exterminate the sect from the land.

Omeri further stated that the Nigeria military was making some remarkable progress in the reclaiming of lost territory in Adamawa State, although  Madagali, Gulak, Wagga-mildo, Shelini Sambo-Gari and Gubia were yet to be recovered from the insurgents.

It would be recalled that the Nigerian military successfully repelled an attempt by Boko Haram sect members to launch a multi-pronged capture of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, as well as successful recapture of other towns in the state.

In the couple of days the effort of Nigerian military in checking insurgency in the north east state of the country has continued to yield result. On Sunday, Feburary, 1 2015, government troops from 7 division of Nigerian army stationed in and around Maduguri, the Borno state capital, successfully repelled a multi-prolonged attack launched by Boko haram from various fronts including Malwa Damboa Mafa others, but were effectively restricted by the gallant troops assisted by local civilian volunteers.

 

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