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Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF)

mnjtfLocation: N’Djamena, Chad

Type: Military

With the express aim of bringing an end to the Boko Haram insurgency, military units from Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria have unified their efforts. The force launched in 2015, is currently about 9,000 strong.

The MNJTF has received support from the African Union Commission – by the end of a donor conference run by the Commission $250 million (USD) had been raised to provide support and humanitarian assistance for the MNJTF.

Some of the MNJTF’s successes include destruction of terrorist camps, arrest/naturalisation of hundreds of terrorists, destruction of IED making factories and equipment.

Though they face IEDs daily the MNJTF have expressed that they lack equipment and expertise in regard to IEDs and mine detection.

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.