Wednesday, 26 August 2015
8,700 Troops to Battle Boko Haram
Member-countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) are to deploy 8,700 troops to stem the activities of Boko Haram insurgents.
The Director of Defence Information, Col. Rabe Abubakar, said in statement in Abuja yesterday that the decision arose from a meeting of Chiefs of Defence Staff in Ndjamena, Chad, recently to finalise arrangements for the deployment.
He said resolutions from the meeting reinforced President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to his security chiefs to end the insurgency in three months.
The statement said the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, led other defence chiefs to the meeting aimed at eliminating insurgency in the region.