Nigeria to Recall Military Troops from Mali

<p>The Nigeria government might recall some of the 1200 troops it is contributing to United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in Northern Mali. This is to help fight the insecurity at home in North Eastern Nigeria.</p>
<p>It could be recalled that earlier this year, Nigeria contributed a troop of 1200 soldiers to the 12600 men UN peacekeeping troops aiding Mali return to democracy peacefully after an Al Queda linked insurgency in Northern Mali culminated to an overthrow of the central government in Bamako. An insurgency that dealt a weak and demoralized Malian army several damning blows. But for the intervention of French troops and subsequently UN peacekeeping force.</p>
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<p>Nigeria is battling an insurgency of its own back home in the north eastern part of the country where Boko Haram is spreading terror. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan declared state of emergency in 3 state in that regional in mid-May and the offensive has stretched the security<br>
forces. Hence the need to send in fresh men. </p>
<p>It's not yet clear how many men Nigeria will withdraw from Mali. But they are expected to leave back mostly engineers.</p>


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