December 4, 2021

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MNJTF hosts AFRICOM delegation

Tracing the immediate and remote causes of Boko Haram terrorism in the Lake Chad region necessitated the re-operationalisation of the MNJTF in 2015.

By Sumaila Ogbaje

The Force Commander (FC), Multinational Joint Taskforce (MNJTF), Maj.-Gen. Abdul-Khalifah Ibrahim, has commended the United States and France for their roles in the stabilisation efforts in Africa.

Ibrahim gave the commendation when he hosted a joint delegation from French Military Intelligence led by Vice Adm. Denis Bertrand and United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) led by Brig.-Gen. Rose Keravuori in N’Djamena Chad.

This is contained in a statement by the MNJT’s Chief of Military Public Information, Col. Muhammad Dole.

The force commander recalled that tracing the immediate and remote causes of Boko Haram terrorism in the Lake Chad region necessitated the re-operationalisation of the MNJTF in 2015.

He said the force served as a regional unifying force to tackle the menace of BHT/ISWAP insurgents, hence it is a unique military outfit.

Ibrahim urged the strategic partners to explore more ways of supporting the MNJTF to surmount some difficulties in its efforts to achieve its mandate.

In their separate remarks, the leaders of the joint delegation acknowledged that terrorism was a global threat with huge negative impact on humanity.

They also noted the expansion and spread of terrorism in West Africa and Sahel region, which required collective effort to combat.

They commended the MNJTF for the successes so far recorded and pledged to work with it to address some of the identified challenges.(NAN)