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Benin Boko Haram Thomas Boni Yayi

Sends 800 troops

1 Aug, 2015

Benin’s President Boni Yayi announces he will send 800 troops to join a new multinational force tasked with fighting Boko Haram militants after meeting with Buhari. Troops for the multinational force, which includes soldiers from Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad as well as Benin, are set to be deployed at any time, according to its commander Major General Abbah. The force, made up of 8,700 troops and headquartered in Chad, is expected to help with better coordination of the regional offensive.