West Africa: What Role for the Multinational Joint Task Force in Fighting Boko Haram?

The Executive Summary of the ICG report,”What Role for the Multinational Joint Task Force in Fighting Boko Haram”.

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) is an effort by the Lake Chad basin states – Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria – to pool resources against jihadists that threaten all four countries. The joint force has carried out periodic operations, often involving troops from one country fighting in the country next door. Offensives have won victories and helped instil an esprit de…

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