The African Union, AU agreed to send 7500 troops to battle the Boko Haram insurgency that has been ravaging Nigeria with the UN lead by Ban Ki-moon fully backing the plan.
UN Chief Ki-moon said he supported the idea of a Multi National Joint Task Force, MNJTF as Boko Haram, that has rendered the Goodluck Jonathan government helpless, would require regional and international assistance to combat.
Chad and Cameroonian forces have been leading air and land attacks and capturing territory within Nigeria’s borders from Boko Haram. Malamfatori and Gamboru-Ngala are some areas Chad forces have allegedly hoisted their flags.
The AU is to reconvene next week, February 5-7 in Cameroon to discuss establishing the regional force.