France sends advisers to Nigeria border to coordinate Boko Haram fight

(Reuters) – France has sent military advisers to Niger’s southern border with Nigeria to help coordinate military action by regional powers fighting the Islamist group Boko Haram, a French army official said on Thursday.

Chadian soldiers drive through the streets of Gambaru February 4, 2015. Picture taken February 4, 2015. REUTERS-Stringer
Chadian soldiers drive through the streets of Gambaru February 4, 2015. Picture taken February 4, 2015. CREDIT: REUTERS/STRINGER


The deployment was announced as warplanes pounded Boko Haram positions just over the border in Nigeria, a resident in the Niger town of Bosso said, and hundreds of Chadian troops massed at the frontier to prepare an attack.

Chad has sent about 2,500 troops as part of efforts to take on the militant group, which has intensified its fight to set up a breakaway Islamist state in Nigeria and has staged cross-border raids. Chadian troops crossed into Nigeria this week from Cameroon, on the southern side of Lake Chad.

A French army official told Reuters a detachment of about 10 military personnel had been stationed in Diffa at the request of Niger, its former colony.

“It is there to coordinate the armies on the ground in the fight against Boko Haram,” the official said.

The African Union (AU) has authorized a force of 7,500 troops from Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin to fight the militants. It is expected to seek a United NationsSecurity Council mandate, which could also include logistical support from other countries.

A source close to the Niger government told Reuters on Thursday the parliament in Niamey would vote Monday to send its troops to Nigeria.

Nearly two years after a French-led operation liberated the north of Mali from al Qaeda-linked rebels, France has headquartered a 3,200-strong Sahel counter-insurgency force, Barkhane, in the Chadian capital N’Djamena, some 50 km (30 miles) from the Nigerian border.

It has also been operating reconnaissance missions near the Nigerian border and sharing intelligence with countries in the region, although it has ruled out direct military involvement for now.

Speaking at a news conference on Thursday, President Francois Hollande said Paris was also providing logistical and operation support, including by delivering fuel and munitions to countries fighting Boko Haram.

However, he said France could not be expected to get involved in every crises around the world and accused other major powers of inaction in Africa.

“This is a message to the international community and the biggest countries. Do your work! Stop giving lessons and take action!” Hollande said.

“In Africa, we have to help the Africans a lot more to fight terrorism, because if we do not then other countries will be destabilized,” he warned.

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