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Nigeria And Cameroon Strengthen Synergy Against Terrorism

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) and the Cameroonian Ministry of Defence have strengthened synergy towards the total defeat of the remnant of boko haram terrorists in the Lake Chad Basin region.

This was revealed when the Force Commander, MNJTF Major General Ibrahim Ali, paid a courtesy visit to the Cameroonian Ministry of Defence in Yaounde on February 1, 2024.

Nigeria And Cameroon Strengthen Synergy Against Terrorism

General Ali highlighted some successes recently accomplished by MNJTF in Cameroonian Sector 1, which he attributed to the commitment of the government of Cameroon to support MNJTF at all times.

He stated that more terrorists continue to lay down their arms and embrace peace while many communities have returned to their ancestral homes. The Force Commander therefore expresses his appreciation to the government and people of Cameroon for all their support in achieving such milestones.

He reaffirmed the commitment of MNJTF to rid the Lake Chad region of any boko haram terrorist activities adding that all troops contributing countries have been up to their tasks in meeting their obligations to MNJTF. He appealed for more support to troops of Sector 1 to be able to accomplish their objectives.

In a remark, the Cameroon Minister of Defence, Joseph Beti Assomo, commended MNJTF for its efforts in fulfilling its mandate despite challenges.

He stated that his country is strengthening cooperation with all the partners to ensure the defeat of boko haram remnants while pledging that Cameroon will never relent in supporting MNJTF.

Similarly, the Force Commander paid a visit to the Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General René Claude Meka, where he discussed issues of security in the Lake Chad Basin.

The Chief of Defence Staff, who was represented by Major General Tchemo Marie, said that the Cameroonian Armed Forces are fully committed to the MNJTF and are not ready to give freedom of action to any terrorist in their territory.

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