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Multinational Joint Task Force’s Fight against Insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin Region

Alufoge, Olufunso Kehinde and Duruji, M. M. (2020) Multinational Joint Task Force’s Fight against Insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin Region. WSEAS TRANSACTIONS on ENVIRONMENT and DEVELOPMENT.

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Describing north east Nigeria without making mention of insurgency would be incomplete, as the resurgence of insurgent groups particularly Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād commonly refered to as Boko Haram have wreaked havoc in the region for close to 12 years. In response to the activities of insurgent groups, the African Union Peace and Security Council and the authority of the Lake Chad Basin Commission moved to expand the mandate of the MNJJT to include counter insurgency. The task force is made up of orcesrom Cameroon, Chad,Niger Nigeria and Benin republic. The task force have been able to make considerable gains against insurgency, however, insurgency still remains a major challenge in the region, which makes necessary an appraisal of the task force in justifying the purpose of its creation. The study reveals major challenges like inadequate technical knowhow, inadequate funding amongst others threatens the operations of the MNJTF. The paper recommends that military response is solely incapable of addressing insurgency, member States need to re-examine counter insurgency policies to be multidimensional.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Insurgency, Counterinsurgency, Lake Chad Basin, Multinational Joint Task Force
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2021 15:06
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2021 15:06

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