Army, others to defeat Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists for peace restoration – MNJTF
By Njadvara MUSA, Maiduguri
The Force Commander, Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Maj-Gen. Abul Khalifa Ibrahim has said that troops of Operations Lake Sanity, Hadin Kai and the air component of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) will work together to defeat terrorism for peace.
According to him, the Lake Chad region, comprising Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Nigeria has become calmer with increased farming and fishing activities.
Ibrahim disclosed this, yesterday (Thursday), at the presentation of medals to troops of Operation Lake Sanity (OPLS) in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
He said that the decoration of over 850 soldiers and officers will boost their moral in ending terrorism in the Northeast, Lake Chad region and the country at large.
“This indicated that normalcy is gradually returning to Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria,” he said, attributing the restoration of peace to the work of MNJTF, OPLS and OPHK.
He noted that the restoration of peace is not an event, but a process that could be sustained to fully restore and people’s livelihoods in the two regions.
He added that troops of 7 Division did very well, during the conduct of counter-terrorism operations of OPLS.
According to him, the joint coordinated operations have resulted in resettling 100, 000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees in the insurgency affected four countries.
Besides the resettlements of displaced persons, he said: “We’ll continue to work together; until terrorism is totally defeated in the two regions,” he said.