Mission creep in Nigeria: Canada worried rescuing schoolgirls could result in Boko Haram war

DND says Canada never sent special forces to Nigeria in 2014, despite media reports.

EU/ECHO Photo: Isabel Coello
A church in Yola, Nigeria in June 2015. Families staying there were from areas attacked by Boko Haram.
Marie-Danielle Smith
Published: Wednesday, 02/10/2016 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Thursday, 02/11/2016 1:39 pm EST

Canada’s military was concerned that a mission to help rescue Nigerian schoolgirls could result in “mission creep,” and a “kinetic operation to eliminate [Boko Haram],” internal documents show.

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