Nigeria, Chad military chiefs to meet over Boko Haram

Nigeria, Chad military chiefs to meet over Boko Haram

The Chief of Defence Staff, (CDS), General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin and his Chadian counterpart, Lt.-General Mohammad Ibrahim Saed, will meet today to further strategise on how to improve ongoing operation against Boko Haram insurgency and other crimes in the Lake Chad Basin region.

This meeting underscores the efforts of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) towards curbing insurgency in the region.

In a press statement yesterday by the Director, Defence Information, Major-General John Enenche, General Olonisakin stated that the meeting would be a mutual consultation to enhance cooperation between the two Armed Forces towards clearing the region of Boko Haram activities.

On his part, the Chadian defence chief reiterated the commitment of his country’s military to the common cause of fighting terrorism and all forms of criminalities in the region.

General Olonisakin assured Nigerians and the international community that the Nigerian military would continue to sustain and improve its strategy and operational procedures through the Multinational Joint Task Force and “Operation Lafiya Dole” to bring lasting peace to the North-East and the Lake Chad Basin.

The meeting may not be unconnected with the recent attacks by the Boko Haram group. Although the military had recorded successes in its fight against terrorism, recent events have shown that more needs to be done to finally tackle the menace.

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