Niger is part to two armed conflicts against respectively Boko Haram and ISWAP. Niger is also party to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), which has been supporting the Nigerian Government in the fight against Boko Haram since 2015.
The Nigerien Government has been involved in parallel non-international armed conflicts, in particular against Boko Haram, a non-state armed group that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in 2015, and the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).
Since January 2015, the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has been supporting the Nigerian Government in the fight against Boko Haram. The MNJTF is composed of units from Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Benin. See Communiqué of the 484th Meeting of the PSC on the Boko Haram Terrorist Group, 29 January 2015 [PSC/AHG/COMM. 2(CDLXXXIV)], which authorized the deployment of the MNJTF.