Nigeria with Niger,Chad and Cameroon Plans Major March offensive Against Boko Haram
In furtherance of the tentative agreement reached by the African Union to contribute 8700 troops towards fighting and eradicating the Boko Haram insurgency,the participating Nations consisting Niger,Chad and Cameroon in concert with Nigeria have concluded plans to start a major ground and air offensive aimed at a total anihilation of Boko Haram.They will fight alongside Nigerian toops who have already secured telling victories against Boko Haram and are even right now chasing them further away into the Northern hinterlands.A very senior Niger Military officer disclosed to Reuters news agency that a final and conclusive meeting will be held soon in the Chadian capital of D'jamena where strategies and all other modalities will be finalised between all the countries.Colonel Mahamane Laminou Sani the Director of Documentation and Military Intelligence for Nigerien Armed Forces stated "All we are doing right now is stopping Boko Haram from entering Niger: if they attack our positions we push them back a certain distance and Nigeria pushes from the other side to contain the situation," he said. Making comments as regards the sidelines of the annual U.S.-sponsored 'Flintlock' counter-terrorism exercises in Chad. "There are initiatives by our countries to make sure Boko Haram doesn't get out of control but we have a deadline of end-March to put the joint force into practice," he told Reuters late on Wednesday.
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