Anti-Boko Haram plans finalised

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Published: Thursday 5th February 2015 by The News Editor

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African Union officials are finalising plans for a multi-national force to fight Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremists – although questions remain about funding for the mission.

A UN official said senior officers from the UN peacekeeping department are attending the meeting in Yaounde, Cameroon’s capital.

The African Union last week authorised a 7,500-strong force from Nigeria and its four neighbours to fight the spreading Islamic uprising.

The official said the African nations want UN Security Council approval and money to fund the mission.

Hundreds of extremists driven out of a Nigerian stronghold by Chadian air raids are currently attacking a Cameroon border town.

Published: Thursday 5th February 2015 by The News Editor

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