The Head of Mission of the Multinational Joint Task Force(MNJTF) ,who is also the Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, Ambassador Mamman Nuhu has commended the troops of the MNJTF for their efforts in the ongoing Operation LAKE SANITY.
The Ambassador urged the troops to sustain the pressure on Boko Haram(BH) and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists to bring the insurgency to an end.
He gave the commendation while on an assessment visit to the Tactical Headquarters MNJTF in Diffa, Niger Republic on Friday 13, May 2022.
Ambassador Mamman further stated that he was in Diffa to convey the appreciation of the Heads of States of MNJTF Troop Contributing Countries and the entire Lake Chad Basin Region to the troops for the success so far achieved in the operation. See below:
He was received on arrival at the Diffa Airport by the Governor of Diffa Region of Niger, His Exellency Issa Lamine, and the FC MNJTF, Major General Abdul Khalifah Ibrahim,DFC and other senior officers of the MNJTF.
After receiving briefing, Ambassador Mamman noted that the nature of insecurity in the Lake Chad region calls for deliberate and sustained effort as well as the cooperation of all participating countries to surmounting the security challenges.
He further stated that he is happy that the MNJTF has been reinvigorated as they are taking the fight to the enemy in the tunbuns ( Lake Chad Islands ) which is the stronghold of the terrorists.
In a remark, the Force Commander MNJTF, General Khalifah welcomed the HoM and told him that the MNJTF is ever ready to carry out its mission to a logical conclusion.
He called for more support from the various troops contributing countries and for more cooperation to enable them attain mission objectives. He requested for more equipment such as MRAPs for the various contingents of the Force.
Ambassador Mamman also laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier in Diffa in recognition of the soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice in the search for peace under the MNJTF Flag. He addressed troops of the MNJTF and interacted with the Press where he called on the insurgents to lay down their arms immediately.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Chief of Military Public Information, Headquarters MNJTF N’Djamena Chad, Lieutenant Colonel Kamarudeen Adegoke.