'Protect Unarmed Civilians and Remain Vigilant'- MNJTF Force Commander Tasks Troops

The Force Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has urged troops deployed in the Lake Chad basin to remain vigilant and ensure the safety of civilian populations. 

He revealed this during an operational visit to troops in Baga, Cross Kauwa and Bosso in Sectors 3 and 4 of Nigeria and Niger Republic on Wednesday 14 June 2023.

Military Public Information Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Abubakar Abdullahi in a press statement made available to SpyeTV News in Nigeria explains that the Force Commander assured the troops that the MNJTF is committed to providing the necessary support for their operations. 

He also encouraged the troops to work collaboratively with other security agencies and local leaders towards ensuring peace and security in the region.

He calls upon all citizens in the region to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities to security agencies adding that the MNJTF remains committed to its mandate, and in collaboration with other security agencies, it will continue to protect the citizens, combat insurgency and promote peace and security in the Lake Chad basin region. 

The Force Commander recognized the local leaders for their continuous support towards the MNJTF and national operations. The visit to the Bosso Regional Mayor Arimi Shattima provided an opportunity for him to appeal for more support from local leaders and citizens towards the MNJTF operations. He acknowledged that a united effort is necessary to combat the threats to peace and security in the region.

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