US Deploys Troops To Cameroon To Bring An End To Boko Haram
The west African effort to bring an end to the scourge of Boko Haram insurgency received a boost today.
Despite setting up a multi national joint task force, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Benin continue to face deadly Boko Haram attacks.
In Nigeria, a change of security Chiefs and a new deadline set by the President is yet to translate into an end of terrorism.
The United States has announced that it will support Cameroon with 300 troops. President Barack Obama explained that the 300 troops will assist the Cameroonian army by providing Intelligence, surveillance and Air support.
90 US personnel are already reportedly on ground and US help is coming at the request of the Cameroonian government.
White House spokesman, Josh Earnest confirmed the development and said, “This deployment will be part of an effort to conduct airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations in the region,”