Cameroon says Chad to send vast troops fortuitous to quarrel Boko Haram

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DAKAR (Reuters) – Chad will send a vast series of infantry to beside Cameroon to assistance it quarrel augmenting incursions from Boko Haram Islamist militants aggressive from Nigeria, a Central African nation’s boss pronounced on Thursday.

The proclamation by President Paul Biya did not mention how many infantry Chad will send, though comes a day after a Chadian supervision pronounced it will actively assistance Cameroon quarrel Boko Haram militants.

Chad President Idriss Deby Itno “has motionless to send a vast fortuitous of Chadian armed army to assistance a Cameroonian Armed Forces facing…repeated attacks from a Boko Haram belligerent sect,” Biya pronounced in a matter on a presidency’s website.

Biya has called for general infantry assistance to quarrel a Islamist belligerent organisation that has seized swathes of northern Nigeria and is melancholy neighbours who share borders with a northeastern zones assigned by a group.

Boko Haram, that aims to carve out an Islamist state in northern Nigeria, has stepped adult attacks in a segment as Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy, prepares for a essential Feb. 14 presidential election.

The organisation has also carried out a series of attacks and raids opposite a limit in northern Cameroon, call a supervision to muster thousands of infantry including special forces.

United Nations Special Representative for West Africa Mohamed Ibn Chambas on Thursday, urged Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, a 4 nations in a segment immediately threatened by Boko Haram, to set aside their differences and determine on a authority structure and plan for a informal force to better a militants.

(Reporting by Bate Felix; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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