US to send special agents to help Nigeria fight sect

According to the New York Times, the Pentagon is planning to send dozens of Special Operations advisers to help in combating the sect.

 

The NY Times reports further that the deployment of the US agents is a main recommendation of a recent confidential assessment by the top United States Special Operations commander for Africa, Brig. Gen. Donald C. Bolduc.

The Americans will however only serve in non-combat advisory roles if the proposition is approved.

Boko Haram has been ranked as the world’s deadliest terrorist group by the Global Terrorism Index.

President Muhammadu Buhari had promised upon assumption of office to treat the insurgency as a priority and recently said that Boko Haram had been technically defeated by Nigerian troops.

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