The Force Commander, Multi National Joint Task Force ( MNJTF), Major General Gold Chibuisi,has charged troops to maintain an aggressive posture towards achieving the mandate of the Task force. He made the charge on Wednesday in Mallam-Fatori and Diffa in Nigeria and Niger Republic respectively during an operation visit to Sectors 3 and 4.
Gen Chibuisi urged the troops to remain committed to the fight against terrorism and to work towards the restoration of peace and stability in the region. He commended the troops for their resilience and the successes recorded in accomplishing the mandate of MNJTF so far. He praised their bravery, dedication and professionalism in the cause of duty.
Major General Chibuisi’s operational visit to Diffa and Malam Fatori is part of his efforts to assess the situation on the ground and to boost the morale of the troops. He used the opportunity to interact with the troops and to get first-hand information on their welfare and operational needs. He assured them of the Task force’s commitment to providing all necessary support to ensure the success of the mission.
Gen Chibuisi used the opportunity to pay a courtesy visit to the chief of Kamadougou in Diffa region, Niger Republic Elhaji Kazelma Mamadou Kyari where he appreciated local support to the MNJTF and appealed for more. Responding, the Chief prayed for the victory of the Task Force and extolled the Force Commander for his constant engagement with the key leaders in his Area of Operation.
The MNJTF has the mandate to create a safe and secure environment in the Lake Chad areas affected by the activities of Boko Haram and other terrorist groups. It consisted of troops from Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Benin. The mission has made significant progress in the fight against terrorism and has helped to restore peace and stability in the region. The visit is expected to further boost the morale of the troops and to reiterate the task force’s commitment to achieving its mandate.
Chief Military Public Information Officer
7 June 2023