AU boosts MNJTF with 15 tactical vehicles, 30 motorbikes
Posted by News Express | 18 February 2017 | 2,226 times
MNJTF Force Commander, Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun.
The Headquarters Multinational Joint Task Force (HQ MNJTF) Ndjamena, Chad, on Friday hosted a delegation of Council of Ministers from Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) and Commissioner for Peace and Security African Union (AU).
The delegation, led by the Executive Secretary and Head of Mission LCBC, Engr. Sanusi Imran Abdullahi, boosted the mobility of MNJTF troops by donating 15 tactical vehicles and 30 motorbikes, which were handed over to the MNJTF Commander, who took advantage of the occasion to heartily thank the delegation from the AU and promised that MNJTF will keep working as a team to ensure the success of its mandate.
While performing the ceremony of handing over the keys to the Force Commander, the Commissioner for Peace and Security AU once more expressed his satisfaction and promised that more support to the MNJTF is still to come.
In his welcome remarks, the Deputy Force Commander, MNJTF, Brigadier General Moussa Mahamat Djoui, who represented the Force Commander (FC), Major General Lamidi Adeosun, who was on operational visit to Baga and Diffa, welcomed the delegation to the headquarters. He used the medium to thank them for the visit and assured them of MNJTF commitment to ensure Boko Haram terrorist (BHT) are defeated in the shortest possible time.
The visiting delegation included Ismail Chergui, AU Commissioner Peace and Security; Mohammed Dauda, Nigerian Ambassador to Chad; Suleman Adamu, Nigeria’s Minister of Water Resources; Hadidja Bukar Abba, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs;
Yerima Mandja, Minister of Livestock Central African Republic; Siddik Abdel Karim, Minister Water and Sanitation Chad; and M Marouf Moussa representing the Governor, Far North Region Cameroon.