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Dozens of Chadian tanks headed out of the capital Friday south toward Cameroon to help fight Nigeria's dreaded Boko Haram insurgents.Cameroon's President Paul Biya had announced Thursday that Chad President Idriss Deby had agreed to send "a substantial contingent" of troops to help Cameroonian armed forces, who have faced repeated attacks from Boko Haram.Ghanaian President John Mahama said West African leaders were considering creating a military force to fight Boko Haram insurgents and will meet next week to tackle the issue.Cameroon President Paul Biya this month appealed for military help against Boko Haram.The entry of Chadian forces in the increasingly regional fight against Boko Haram may prove valuable in halting the extremists' series of ruthless offensives.After describing Boko Haram as a direct threat to the nation's "vital interests," Chadian leaders moved quickly to deploy units of the country's powerful armed forces to resume its position as one of the region's most hostile anti-jihad forces.
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