By John Ikani
United Nations (UN) Chief, António Guterres has disclosed that NATO alliance is studying options to offer support to troops fighting against jihadists in the Sahel region.
According to him, the move was “the most effective approach to provide sustainable and predictable support to the Joint Force”.
There are about 5,000 “Joint Force” troops in the Sahel drawn from Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso.
Jihadist groups have been staging attacks in the Sahel countries targeting civilians and soldiers.
The UN is calling for more international support to the troops in the Sahel region.