President Obama Orders 300 Troops To Cameroon To Aid Fight Against Boko Haram - NaijaExtra

President Obama Orders 300 Troops To Cameroon To Aid Fight Against Boko Haram

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The war against Boko-Haram has become one that has gotten the attention of the International community. The U.S has
raised special concerns over the insecurity in West-Africa as a result of Boko-Haram activities in the region.

On the 14th, October, 2015, President Obama was revealed to have ordered 300 troops to Cameroon to work with West African soldiers seeking to counter the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram. In a letter to Congress, Obama said that the troops would provide “intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance” in the region.

White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, said that the troops would be armed for their protection but that they would not engage in combat.

He also added that an advance force of about 90 military personnel had begun deploying to Cameroon, which borders
Nigeria, on Monday, October 12.

Administration officials said that unarmed Predator drones would be sent with the troops, who will aid a multinational task force composed of soldiers from Cameroon, Chad, Benin, Niger and Nigeria.

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