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Boko Haram Cameroon to send 2450 soldiers to join fight against terrorists

The country had initially pledged to send 750 troops but reviewed the number based on recommendations from regional leaders during a security summit in June 2015.

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Cameroon will send 2450 soldiers to join the multinational force against Boko Haram, President Paul Biya has said.

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Cameroon President - Paul Biya

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The country had initially pledged to send 750 troops but reviewed the number based on recommendations from regional leaders during a security summit in June 2015.

Abubakar Shekau in the middle, with other lieutenants. play

Abubakar Shekau in the middle, with other lieutenants.

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Biya announced the new number on Friday, August 14, 2015, via a statement.

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau flanked by fellow terrorists. play

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau flanked by fellow terrorists.

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The force will also include soldiers from Chad, Benin Republic, Niger and Nigeria and will be headquartered in N’djamena.

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