Chad threatens to pull out of Joint Task Force

Chad has warned that  due to  financial crisis, it may withdraw some of it's soldiers from the  Multinational Joint Task Force currently in battle with Boko Haram.
The statement was made on Sunday by President Idriss Deby Itno.
The Multinational Joint  Task Force is a combined military effort against Boko Haram by Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger and Benin.
The movement began in Nigeria in 1994 and later incorporated neighbouring states in the wave of the rapid advancement of insecurity in recent years.
The group has close to 10,000 soldiers .

 
"Chad is a small country with no financial means which has known huge problems in its recent history. It is the duty of those who have more means to help it," Deby told RFI-TV5-Le Monde in a joint interview released on Sunday(Yahoo news).
"Apart from intelligence from time to time, training, since our intervention in Mali, Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger, we have not been helped financially. Chad spent out of it own resources over 300 billion CFA francs ($512 million) in the fight against terrorism without any external help," he said, Yahoo news reports.
The fight against Boko Haram is apparently far from being over. The terror group has not ceased to perpetrate suicide attacks in the region. However, its strength has been weakened enormously.
But Chad's withdrawal could give a fresh impetus to the terror group, especially if any division rises afterwards.
 

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