AU Seeks UN Security Council OK in Boko Haram Fight

February 6, 2015 1:25 PM

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Nigeria and its four neighbors have pledged troops to a 7,500-strong force to fight the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, but failure to agree on funding could delay the force’s deployment.

African Union officials have been meeting in Cameroon’s capital since Thursday to finalize plans to fight the Islamic extremist groups. Like Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Benin have agreed to contribute a battalion each to the force.

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