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Chadian troops enter Nigeria to combat Boko Haram militants

Chadian troops entered Nigeria to join the battle against the Boko Haram militants in the Northern regions of the country, on Monday.

Chadian armoured vehicles and infantry crossed a bridge from Cameroon amidst air strikes and mortar attacks on Boko Haram territory, reports the BBC.

Chad’s involvement has been focused on fighting around the north-eastern town of Gamboru, said a Nigerian security spokesperson Mike Omeri .

The African Union has also pledged to establish a 7,500 strong force to fight against the militants.