The President of the Republic of Niger Mohamed Bazoum has reiterated his total commitment to support the Multinational Joint Taskforce to achieve its mandates.
He stated this while having a side meeting with the Force Commander MNJTF and the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) (Niger) Major General Salifou Mody as part of activities marking the 63rd anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Niger at a colourful ceremony in Diffa, Headquarters Sector 4 MNJTF.
According to the Chief of Military Public Information, Headquarters MNJTF, N’Djamena Chad, Colonel Muhammad Dole “ discussions centred mainly on improving the synergy and cooperation between MNJTF and national forces with the aim of confronting the scourge of the BHT/ISWAP terrorists in the Lake Chad region as restoration of peace and security in the region will enhance the socio-economic activities of the people”.
The ceremony had in attendance the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the Parliament of Niger, the Prime Minister of Chad,Mr Pahimi Padacke Albert and Special Representative of the President of Nigeria Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, accompanied by the Governors of Jigawa, Katsina,Kebbi, Sokoto and Yobe states.
The highlights of the 63rd anniversary were the march pass by the Armed Forces, Police and security agencies and the display of military hardware and equipment as well as a grand Durbar where the people of Diffa region displayed their rich cultural heritage.
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