Chadian CDS Commends Outgoing FC MNJTF Over Achievements, Pledges Support to Incoming Force Commander

The Chadian Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lt General Abakar Abdelkerim Daod has commended the outgoing FC for his tremendous achievements, especially in conducting MNJTF operations. 

Lt General Abakar Abdelkerim Daod gave the commendation when the outgoing Force Commander Multinational Joint Task Force MNJTF Major Gen Abdul Khalifah Ibrahim paid a farewell visit to him at the Defence Headquarters Complex N'Djamena Chad. 

He thanked him for his service and said the Chadian Armed Forces will always remember his contributions to peace in the region. He welcomed the newly appointed FC and congratulated him on his appointment. He said his door was always open to support the new FC and encouraged him to visit the Headquarters for consultation if need be.

Chief Military Public Information Officer MNJTF, Lieutenant Colonel Kamarudeen Adegoke in a statement on Tuesday noted that the Outgoing Force who was accompanied on the visit by the newly appointed FC MNJTF Maj. Gen Gold Chibuisi said he was in the Chadian Defence Headquarters to bid farewell to the CDS and to thank him for his tremendous support. 

He confirmed that Sector 2 MNJTF Chad has played tremendous roles in MNJTF and commended them for their courage and gallantry in battle. 

He said a lot has been achieved in the fight against the Terrorists but there was the need for more cooperation to end the menace of terrorism in the region. He paid tributes to officers and men of the MNJTF who lost their lives in the quest for peace in the region. 

Gen Ibrahim introduced his successor whom he described as a competent Infantry General who has held key positions in the Nigerian Army including being a General Officer Commanding (GOC) and a former Brigade Commander in Sector 3 MNJTF. 

He sought the support of the Chadian CDS to enable the new FC accomplish his mission. He wished the Republic of Chad peace, progress and stability. The outgoing and incoming FC were accompanied on the visit by the DFC and senior officers of the MNJTF.

In a related development, the outgoing and newly appointed FC visited the Nigerian Ambassador to Chad Her Excellency Lami Sauda Remawa where the outgoing FC informed the Ambassador that the newly appointed FC Maj. Gen Gold Chibuisi was in the process of assuming command of the MNJTF and hence the visit to bid the Ambassador farewell and to introduce the new FC her. 

He thanked the Ambassador for her support to MNJTF and urged her to extend same to the new FC. He described Maj. Gen Gold Chibuisi as an experienced Senior Officer who will take the MNJTF to greater heights. He confirmed the improving security situation in the Lake Chad Basin region but stressed for greater cooperation to end the menace of the terrorism.

In her remarks, the Ambassador thanked the outgoing FC Maj Gen Abdul Khalifah Ibrahim for his outstanding service and leadership. She congratulated him and wished him the best in his new assignment. She also warmly welcomed the newly appointed FC and assured him of her support at all times.

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