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Boko Haram crisis: Chad's troops enter Nigeria
« on: February 04, 2015, 01:33:33 AM »
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Chadian troops have entered Nigeria to join the battle against militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

Armoured vehicles and infantry crossed a bridge from Cameroon following air strikes and mortar attacks on Boko Haram positions, officials say.

Fighting focused on the key north-eastern town of Gamboru, Nigerian security spokesman Mike Omeri said.

Chad's deepening involvement shows how the conflict with Boko Haram is taking a regional dimension.

Last week, Chadian troops reportedly moved into Malumfatori, a Nigerian town which lies near the borders of Chad and Niger, after a ground and air assault against the militants.

Warplanes

Chadian forces have also massed near the town of Diffa in Niger, Reuters news agency quotes military sources in Niger as saying.

Source: http://www.ereporter.com.ng/index.php/national-news/item/2992-boko-haram-crisis-chad-s-troops-enter-nigeria



 

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