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Boko Haram Will Be History In A Couple Of Days - President Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has given a strong assurance that Boko Haram will be defeated in the north eastern states of Yobe, Borno and Adamawa in the next couple of days.

President Jonathan told the Voice of America
(VOA) in an interview that the military is
doing its best to clear the insurgents from
occupied areas by Boko Haram.

The president said the government is aware
of an arrangement where some Boko Haram
fighters are being trained abroad, expressing
optimism that the insurgents will soon be

He further noted that there is an agreement
with foreign technicians to train Nigerian
soldiers on the use of the newly acquired
military hardware.

The French Defence Minister, Jean-Yves Le
Drian, had on Wednesday assured that
France will increase its West African counter
insurgency forces to support the Multi
National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) fighting
Boko Haram in West Africa.
“We will slightly increase the numbers on
Barkhane to give us the means to support
and accompany the tensions that are taking
place around Lake Chad,” he said, without
giving details.

Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Benin have
mobilised forces this year to help Nigeria
defeat Boko Haram after it seized large
amounts of territory and staged cross-border

France already has about 3,000 troops,
excluding special forces, spanning from
Mauritania in the West to southern Libya in
the East tasked with hunting down al Qaeda-
linked groups.

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Posted By KellyChi On 08:46 Thu, 12 Mar 2015

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