MOCKERY: US Sends 15-man ‘Special Ops’ Team To Tackle Boko Haram

MOCKERY: US Sends 15-man ‘Special Ops’ Team To Tackle Boko Haram

By News Desk | The Trent on February 27, 2016
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The United States has offered to send a special contingent to Nigeria to help in the fight against Boko Haram.

According to a statement issued on Friday, February 26, 2016 by the United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM), the Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA) which is a component of the USAFRICOM would send a platoon-sized team (meaning a group of between 12-30 troops) in order to conduct preliminary assessment of the situation on ground.

A part of the statement read: “At the request of the Nigerian government, the SOCAFRICA (Special Operations Command Africa) component of USAFRICOM conducted a preliminary assessment regarding the feasibility of resuming a limited advise-and-assist mission alongside select Nigerian units.”

It would be recalled that the US recently sent a 300-man military team to Cameroon to tackle the menace of Boko Haram.

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