Mistrust between Nigeria, Cameroon stalls fight against Boko Haram

January 20, 2015 3:10 PM

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Mistrust between Nigeria, Cameroon stalls fight against Boko Haram

DAKAR (Reuters) - Mistrust between Nigeria and neighboring Cameroon as well as disagreements over how to deploy troops against Boko Haram have stalled efforts to set up a regional force to combat the Islamist militants.

Failure to launch the 2,800-strong mission as planned in November has left the insurgents in control of large swathes of Nigeria's north east from where they launch attacks.

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