Chadian lawmakers extend mandate of troops fighting Boko Haram

May 20, 2015 2:09 PM

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Chadian lawmakers extend mandate of troops fighting Boko Haram

N'DJAMENA Chadian lawmakers voted on Wednesday to indefinitely extend the mandate of troops participating in a regional effort to combat Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants until the joint mission was completed.

Chad has deployed some 2,500 troops to Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger in a joint operation aimed at tackling the Islamist group whose six-year insurgency in northern Nigeria, had threatened the stability of countries in the Lake Chad region.

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