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Insurgency: Buhari Orders Release of $21m To Joint Task Force

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President Muhammadu Buhari
Amid claims by leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that former President Goodluck Jonathan left an empty treasury, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday ordered the release of $21 million (N4.2 billion) out of the $100 million pledged by Nigeria to the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) fighting against Boko Haram in the country.

Making this known at the African Union Peace and Security Council meeting at the ongoing AU summit in Johannesburg, South Africa,, Buhari said the order should be carried out in a week.

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He disclosed that the order was in response to a decision by the leaders of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin in Abuja to immediately fund the MNJTF with not less than $30 million.

“The member countries of Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin met recently where far reaching decisions were taken to immediately put into operations the Multinational Joint Task Force.

“To this end, the summit approved the immediate provision of $30 million for the Multinational Joint Task Force.

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“Consequently out of the pledge of $100 million, which Nigeria made to the Multi-National Joint Task Force, I have directed that $21 million be released within the next one week.”

Praising efforts of Cameroon, Chad and Niger in fight against insurgents, Buhari said “They are fighting alongside Nigeria under the umbrella of Multinational Joint Task Force to defeat Boko Haram.”

Buhari observed that the continent was inundated with crises of various forms, which required urgent attention.

“We are witnesses to the rampant destruction of homes, roads, communications lines, vital infrastructure and displacement of persons not to mention terrible loss of lives.

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“This is true I must add of the North-East of Nigeria where we are dealing with the scourge of Boko Haram.

“The Boko Haram insurgency has extended its reach to Nigeria’s neighbours but is not necessarily limited to these immediate countries as terrorism is a global phenomenon with linkages across the globe.

“Given this dimension of global terror, it requires us to act accordingly in brotherhood and partnership to fight our common goals against agents of evil.”

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