United States Marines have been deployed to Nigeria to help fight Islamic militants known as Boko Haram, sources have told Sahara Reporters.
The Special Forces, consisting of 10 units from Fort Carson in Colorado, will move into Nigeria through the borders of Chad and the Niger Republic. Our sources said the US military gave the Special Forces only 48 hours’ notice to deploy. That narrow timeline suggests some urgency in the operation.
Two weeks ago, the United States warned of imminent Boko Haram attacks on some luxury hotels in the federal capital, Abuja. Nigerian security forces have largely been helpless in the onslaught of the militants, especially in Borno and Yobe States, but their heads were given National Honors by President Goodluck Jonathan this week.
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