Step up fight against Boko Haram, UN tells struggling Nigeria’s military

February 14, 2015 9:00 AM

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Nigeria’s military must strengthen its resolve in the fight against Boko Haram, the UN envoy for West Africa said Friday.

Led by Chad, countries in the region are putting together an 8,700-strong force to battle the extremists, but Nigeria must also step up and show “robustness” in the campaign, Mohammed ibn Chambas said.

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