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Chad, Nigeria Join counter-operation against Islamist sect Boko Haram


Chad deploys troops to northeastern Nigeria to join counter-operation against Islamist sect Boko Haram with About Nigeria reporting on the latest developments

Nigerian news website About Nigeria has reported that Chad has moved troops into nearby Nigeria to join the fight against the Boko Haram-led insurgency in the restive northeast.

The news outlet says that Chadian troops crossed into Nigeria from Cameroon after being given the go ahead from its government. The move comes at a time when Boko Haram is advancing into Chad, Cameroon and Niger on an increasingly regular basis.

About Nigeria states that the decision to send its military into northeastern Nigeria shows how seriously the Chadian government views the Boko Haram crisis, at a time when regional support is joining forces with Nigeria in its increased efforts to overcome the insurgency.

The article also notes that the Islamistsí leader Abubakar Shekau has spoken of his intention to create a caliphate in the region, which also includes parts of Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

To learn more about the worsening situation in northeastern Nigeria go to


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