Niger, Chad and Cameroon are seeking to pin down Boko Haram within Nigeria`s borders ahead of a ground-and-air offensive by a regional task-force due to start from the end of next month, a senior Niger military official told Reuters.
Niger, Chad and Cameroon are seeking to pin down Boko Haram within Nigeria`s borders ahead of a ground-and-air offensive by a regional taskforce, due to start from the end of next month, a senior Niger military official told Reuters.
Niger`s Parliament has unanimously approved the deployment of troops to northern Nigeria as part of a regional offensive against Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which has launched several cross-border attacks in recent days.
Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 100 civilians in the northern Cameroonian city of Fotokol, on the border with Nigeria, in response to a joint counter-terrorism operation by the armies of Chad and Cameroon.
Troops from Cameroon and Chad killed more than 250 Boko Haram militants in two days of heavy fighting in a major regional offensive against the Islamists from neighbouring Nigeria, their governments said on Wednesday.
Cameroon will hold a three-day forum starting Thursday in Yaounde to discuss the establishment of a fund to aid the international force that will be involved in fighting against the Boko Haram militant group, official sources said Wednesday.
Chadian forces have killed 120 militants from Boko Haram in a battle in the north of neighbouring Cameroon that began when the insurgents attacked its troops, the army said in a statement on Saturday, adding that three of its soldiers were killed.
Max-Alain Gradel was the hero once again for the Ivory Coast on Wednesday as his thumping strike secured a 1-0 win against Cameroon and took the Elephants into the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.