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Anti-Boko Haram force raises concerns over inadequate resources

Anti-Boko Haram force raises concerns over inadequate resources

Boko Haram

The multinational joint task force fighting Boko Haram has deplored the lack of commitment from the African Union and strategic partners in the fight against the militant group.

The force had expected additional financial and logistic support which has not been forthcoming.

Officials say despite a series of meetings organised in Addis Ababa, nothing concrete has been done to boost the morale of the force.

The 8700 strong force was set up to give additional support to Nigeria as it battles the sect.

It is made up of soldiers from Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, Chad and Benin.

The aim is to ensure that as Nigeria tackles the sect in its territory, the regional force will provide support by securing the border areas to prevent Boko Haram from crossing over into neighbouring countries.