MNJTF HAILS LAKE CHAD COMMUNITIES’ CONTRIBUTION AMID ONGOING OPERATION LAKE SANITY II

MNJTF HAILS LAKE CHAD COMMUNITIES’ CONTRIBUTION AMID ONGOING OPERATION LAKE SANITY II

 

By The Tochlight Africa News

The Force Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Major General Ibrahim Sallau Ali has commended the unrelenting contributions of Lake Chad local communities in the fight to combat terrorist threats.

In a press statement e-signed and released to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP by the MNJTF’s Chief Military Public Information Officer in N’djamena – Chad, Lieutanant Colonel Abubakar Abdullahi stated that, “As operation Lake Sanity ll continues, the Force Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Major General Ibrahim Sallau Ali has commended the contributions of Lake Chad’s local communities in combatting terrorist threats. These communities have shown support for ongoing operations by always supporting the troops.”

According to the statement, “A case on point was on 7 April 2024, in Sector 1, Mora, Cameroon, when Boko Haram terrorists targeted fishermen in Gourkuma, within the Blangua in Extreme North region of Cameroon. The attack took a fatal turn when the terrorists killed one fisherman. However, in a courageous act of self-defense, another fisherman fought back with a paddle, successfully neutralising one terrorist and seizing a General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) along with its ammunition.”

“In another instance, on 19 April 2024, the vigilance of the Baga community in Sector 3 Nigeria led to the discovery of 323 x rounds of 7.62mm ammunition hidden in a septic tank at a building site undergoing renovations. This was reported to the troops of the 403 Amphibious Brigade. Furthermore, on 4 May 2024, fishermen in the Kwatan Aikawa made a discovery while fishing in the lake. They found some arms comprising 2 x AK-47 rifles, 2 magazines, 76 x rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, and one hand grenade, promptly reporting this to the troops.”

“These acts of bravery and vigilance by the local communities within the MNJTF’s Area of Operation have been key in isolating terrorists and providing critical support to the national troops. The MNJTF continues to advocate for increased cooperation from local communities, highlighting the success and importance of such partnerships in maintaining the safety and security of the region.”

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