Multinational Joint Task Force Commander visits amphibious units

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The Force Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force, Major General Ibrahim Manu Yusuf has visited amphibious units of the Task Force in Mahada and Blangoua on the shore of Lake Chad.

Addressing troops of sub – sector 4 of Sector 1, the Force Commander commended their level of discipline and emphasised the need for synergy between Chadian and Cameroonian forces deployed in the locality.

According to a statement by the Chief of Military Public Information of the Multinational Joint Task Force,  Colonel Timothy Antigha, Major General Ibrahim Manu Yusuf advised the troops to operate seamlessly across national boundaries in line with the spirit of the MNJTF.

“The international border separating you are colonial relics that should not prevent you from sharing information and undertaking joint operations to flush out Boko Haram Terrorists lurking in your localities”, the Force Commander said.

Major General Yusuf also urged commanders to engage with their host communities and ensure that their protection is of utmost importance, noting that such engagements will build the much needed mutual confidence and cohesion needed to defeat boko haram terrorism and insurgency.

The Commander also inspected equipment and the state of readiness of troops, while giving the assurance that urgent steps would be taken to address lapses observed.

In the spirit of civil – military relations, the  Force Commander and the host Sector Commander, Brigadier General Dobekreo Bouba
and other members of the entourage also interacted with the Mayor of Blangoua and other dignitaries in Blangoua town hall before returning to N’Djamena.

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