Neighbouring Countries Contribute 8,700 Troops To MNJTF

Nigeria’s neighbouring countries have contributed 8,700 troops to the Multi-National Joint Task Forces (MNJTF) on Lake Chad Basin towards ending the activities of the Boko Haram in the region, the military said on Wednesday.

The contribution was announced by the Defence spokesman, Colonel Rabe Abubakar, while giving update on the efforts to end insurgency in the north-east.

Colonel Abubakar stated that the mobilisation and deployment of troops of the MNJTF had reached advanced stage.

He said: “Our neighbouring countries have exhibited high sense of commitment and sufficient cooperation towards ending the obnoxious activities of Boko Haram terrorists in the region with the contribution of 8,700 troops.

“When fully deployed, the troops of MNJTF will work closely with the Nigerian military to ensure a safe and terror free region”.

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