African states want U.N. trust fund for Boko Haram force

March 13, 2015 3:08 AM

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African states want U.N. trust fund for Boko Haram force

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - African states want the United Nations to set up a trust fund to finance a force to fight Boko Haram in Nigeria and called on the international community to supply intelligence and equipment, according to a draft U.N. resolution.

The draft U.N. Security Council text endorses the creation of a force by Nigeria and its neighbors Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Benin to take on Boko Haram. The 54-nation African Union has already approved a force of up to 10,000 troops.

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