Chadian soldiers arrive in Cameroon to battle Boko Haram

January 18, 2015 1:16 PM

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Chadian soldiers arrive in Cameroon to battle Boko Haram

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - A contingent of soldiers from Chad has arrived in northern Cameroon where it will deploy to the Nigerian border as part of efforts to contain the Boko Haram insurgency, a spokesman for Cameroon's defense ministry said on Sunday.

Boko Haram, which aims to carve out an Islamist state in northern Nigeria, has stepped up attacks in the region as Africa's biggest economy prepares for a Feb. 14 presidential election.

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