Chief of Army Staff hosts Multinational Joint Task Force Head of Mission

Posted by News Express | 24 July 2015 | 4,542 times

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The Head of Mission, Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) and Executive Secretary, Lake Chad Basin Commission, Engineer Sanusi Imran Abdullahi, yesterday paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.

Speaking during the visit, Engr. Abdullahi congratulated the COAS on his appointment and expressed optimism that the security challenges facing Nigeria would soon be a thing of the past. He commended the Nigerian Army’s efforts in the ongoing fight against the insurgency in the North Eastern part of the country, reiterating the need for the Nigerian Army in particular and the nation in general to fulfill its obligations toward ending the insurgency.

The Head of Mission/executive secretary promised to support the Nigerian Army in the discharge of its duties, emphasising that the operations of the Multinational Joint Task Force will be aimed at supporting the Nigerian Army with a view to bringing the insurgency to an end.

It will be recalled that before his appointment General Buratai was the Force Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force where the executive secretary was the Head of Mission.

Responding, the Buratai thanked the executive secretary for the visit, recalling the period they served together when the latter was the head of mission. The COAS also expressed appreciation for his support and cooperation during his brief stay as Commander, Multinational Joint Task Force to the head of mission.

Present during the visit were senior officers of the Army Headquarters, Major General Mohammed Tasiu Ibrahim, Chief of Army Standard and Evaluation, Major General Alani Gafar Okunlola, Acting Chief of Operations and Brigadier General Dahiru Abdulsami, Acting Director of Operations.

•Photo shows Maj.-Gen. Buratai.



Source: News Express

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