Create a 5 pages page paper that discusses au policy on boko haram. This is necessary prior to the AU getting authorization and funding from the UNSC to deploy the force. The AU’s rationale for this strategy was that the Nigerian Army had failed to curb Boko Haram’s activities, even as its neighbours grew increasingly apprehensive about the group’s increasing prosperity and expansionist agenda (Akinleye, 2015: p1). This agreement at the 24th AU Summit is a marked shift in Nigerian policy about the AU’s role in fighting Boko Haram. However, questions remain about Nigeria’s continued willingness to allow foreign troops on its territory, as well as whether this will be enough to contain the group.
Overall, the decision by Nigeria to accept AU help through regional countries in the Lake Chad Basin, especially in stepping up military assaults on villages and towns on Nigeria’s borders, may mark the turning point in how the threat from Boko Haram is handled. The UNSC has also agreed to support advance plans by countries from the Chad Basin to form a multinational joint task force against Boko Haram, of which Chad contributes the bulk of the troops (telegraph.co.uk, 2015: p1). The acceptance by Nigeria of the AU’s recommendation to form the multinational force and deploy it in the North East of the country was the result of pressure by its neighbours leading to the 24th AU Summit, especially as Boko Haram had begun to expand its activities across the border. The AU has seemingly convinced the involved countries to put aside historical border tensions, as well as previous failures by individual governments to tackle the group (bbc.com, 2015: p1). Through the AU resolution, it seems that Nigeria and its neighbours are more determined to confront Boko Haram and its destabilizing mission in the Chad Basin region.
However, there are still major obstacles to achieving the results desired by the EU in its resolution during the 24th AU Summit, even if the regional countries do manage to address the issues that have .prevented previous efforts from succeeding. Indeed, there is increasing evidence that intensified military action may not be sufficient to solve the problem that is deeply rooted (Dory, 2015: p42).