Chad’s President, Idriss Déby has announced plans to deploy soldiers to the border with Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso.
The announcement came during the G5 Sahel countries ongoing meeting to discuss security in the region.
The Sahel region heads of state are meeting in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena, and French President Emmanuel Macron will join the meeting via video link.
The President has called for more international support to the Sahel countries to strengthen their fight against extremists.
Chad has in the past said it would deploy soldiers in the “three border zone” but did not.
He said poverty in the region had made it easier for young people to be recruited by extremists and said development funds would help alleviate it.
France has 5,100 troops in the Sahel region which has been a frontline in the war against Islamist militancy for almost a decade.