Nigeria deploys more troops against Boko Haram

(AGI) - Lagos, 3 mar. - Nigeria's Federal Government hasdeployed additional troops in the north east, to intensifyon-going war against members of the terrorist group, BokoHaram, to help strengthen military onslaught against theinsurgents and help to stabilise the territories recovered bythe Multi National Joint Task Force for the March 28 and April11 elections, sources disclosed Tuesday in Abuja. It was further gathered that the military authorities woulddeploy mostly soldiers who were brought back from foreignmissions in Darfur, South Sudan and other places to complementthe efforts of the troops already engaged in

(AGI) - Lagos, 3 mar. - Nigeria's Federal Government hasdeployed additional troops in the north east, to intensifyon-going war against members of the terrorist group, BokoHaram, to help strengthen military onslaught against theinsurgents and help to stabilise the territories recovered bythe Multi National Joint Task Force for the March 28 and April11 elections, sources disclosed Tuesday in Abuja. It was further gathered that the military authorities woulddeploy mostly soldiers who were brought back from foreignmissions in Darfur, South Sudan and other places to complementthe efforts of the troops already engaged in thecounter-terrorism operation, a security source said, notingthat it was against military tradition to disclose the numberof soldiers on additional deployment to counter terrorismoperation, stressing, however, that the number was "substantialand involves some battalions listed under the Army HeadquartersReserve Battalion. The deployment involves some battalions butnobody knows when they are expected to move."The government had given indication it might recall troopsinvolved in foreign missions across the world to enhance theoperational efficiency and capacity of the troops in the fightagainst Boko Haram, when the National Orientation Agencydisclosed in Abuja late January during a media briefing. "Thereis a need for 'troops surge' in operational areas, which mayrequire recalling Nigerian troops from peace mission abroad toenhance the operational capabilities of the Nigerian Army."(AGI).