An official has disclosed that Benin Republic deployed 150 soldiers to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the Lake Chad region.

The troops, comprising of eight officers and 142 soldiers, have arrived MNJTF’s headquarters in Farcha Camp, Ndjamena, Chad.

Chief Military Public Information Officer of the Force, Col. Mustapha Anka, in a statement, thanked the President of Benin Republic, Patrice Talon, the government and good people of the republic for their unflinching support in the fight against terrorism and insurgency in the Lake Chad region.

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Benin Republic is the fifth West African country to join the MNJTF, beside Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad.

Lately, the dreaded Boko Haram has intensified attacks and bombings in the north.

On Wednesday, multiple bomb attacks killed at least 18 people and injured more than 30 in Maiduguri.

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