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 Maj Gen A K Ibrahim the Force Commander Multinational Joint Task Force MNJTF has urged troops to prepare for renewed operation on the shores of Lake Chad Ibrahim made the call when he paid operational visit to troops of Sector 111 in Baga to boost their moral in preparations for renewed onslaught on insurgents This is contained in a statement issued by the MNJTF Spokesman Lt Col Kamarudeen Adegoke The commander was accompanied by the Deputy Force Commander Brig Gen Assoualai Blama among other senior officers from the MNJTF headquarters during the visit The just concluded operation has seriously degraded the enemy but there is need for all the countries of the MNJTF to come together to eliminate them once and for all We assure you of support of HQ MNJTF I convey the greetings of the Head of Mission of the MNJTF and the Chiefs of Defence Staff of the Lake Chad Basin Commission countries he said Ibrahim who lauded the gallantry shown by the troops during the just concluded operation promised to look into challenges facing some formations as the task force He also promised to look at the logistic challenges confronting the various formations with a view to better preparing them for the next operation While in Baga the force commander also addressed association of fishermen and traders in the area where he urged them for sustain support and collaboration with the military for maximum result in the fight against terrorism Those who received and briefed the Force Commander in Baga included the Commander Sector 111 Brig Gen Abdulsallam Abubakar Commander 19 Brigade Brig Gen E A Orakwe Commander 401 Special Force Brigade Brig Gen S M Uba Commander 403 Amphibious Brigade Brig Gen I O Bassey and the Operations Officer of the Naval Base Lake Chad The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the MNJT is a combined multination The task force was first organised as a solely Nigerian force in 1994 during the administration of Gen Sani Abacha to checkmate banditry activities and to facilitate free movement along its northern border In 1998 it was expanded to include units from neighbouring Chad and Niger with the purpose of dealing with common cross border security issues in the Lake Chad region with its headquarters in the town of Baga Borno NewsSourceCredit NAN
Prepare for renewed operations on Lake Chard shores, MNJTF urges troops

Force Commander

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K. Ibrahim, the Force Commander,  Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has urged troops to prepare for renewed operation on the shores of Lake Chad.
Ibrahim made the call when he paid  operational visit to troops of Sector 111 in Baga, to boost their moral in preparations for renewed onslaught on insurgents.

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Kamarudeen Adegoke

This is contained in a statement issued by the MNJTF Spokesman, Lt.-Col. Kamarudeen Adegoke.

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Deputy Force Commander

The commander was accompanied by the Deputy Force Commander,  Brig. Gen. Assoualai Blama among other senior officers from the MNJTF headquarters during the visit.

”The just concluded operation has seriously degraded the enemy but there  is need for all the countries of the MNJTF to come together to eliminate them once and for all.

Head of Mission of the MNJTF

“We assure you of support of HQ MNJTF.

I convey the greetings of the Head of Mission of the MNJTF and the Chiefs of Defence Staff of the Lake Chad Basin Commission countries,” he said.

Ibrahim who lauded the gallantry shown by the troops during the just concluded operation, promised to look into challenges facing some formations as the task force
He also promised to look at the logistic challenges confronting the various formations with a view to  better preparing them for the next operation.

While in Baga

While in Baga, the force commander also addressed association of fishermen and traders in the area, where he urged them for sustain support and collaboration with the military for maximum result in the fight against terrorism.

Force Commander in Baga

Those who received and briefed the Force Commander in Baga included the Commander Sector 111, Brig,-Gen. Abdulsallam Abubakar; Commander 19 Brigade, Brig.-Gen. E.

A Orakwe; Commander 401 Special Force Brigade, Brig.-Gen. S.

M Uba; Commander 403 Amphibious Brigade, Brig.-Gen. I.

O Bassey; and  the Operations Officer of the Naval Base Lake Chad.

News Agency

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the MNJT) is a combined multination

Sani Abacha

The task force was first organised as a solely Nigerian force in 1994, during the administration of  Gen. Sani Abacha, to “checkmate banditry activities and to facilitate free movement” along its northern border.

Chad and Niger

In 1998 it was expanded to include units from neighbouring Chad and Niger with the purpose of dealing with common cross-border security issues in the Lake Chad region, with its headquarters in the town of Baga, Borno

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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