Insurgency: MNJTF Honours 6,000 Troops In Lake Chad

Insurgency: MNJTF Honours 6,000 Troops In Lake Chad

Insurgency: MNJTF Honours 6,000 Troops In Lake Chad

Insurgency: MNJTF Honours 6,000 Troops In Lake Chad

In recognition of their efforts to the ongoing conflict against insurgency in the Lake Chad region, the Multinational Joint Task Force awarded medals to more than 6,000 soldiers from Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, the Niger Republic, and the Republic of Benin.

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12 other employees from the participating nations were also honored for their bravery during the recently finished Operation Lake Sanity.Two categories of medals were given to more than 6,000 personnel from all the nations who sent troops, including the Republic of Benin.

Another important segment of the occasion was the awards of gallantry medal to deserving personnel of the MNJTF who participated and distinguished themselves by acts of bravery in the recent Operation Lake Sanity.

Insurgency: MNJTF Honours 6,000 Troops In Lake Chad

A total of 12 officers and men drawn from the four sectors of the MNJTF were recognized. They were decorated by the Special guests and other dignitaries. 

The Force Commander, MNJTF, Major General Abdul Khalifah Ibrahim, said the force had recorded tremendous successes since its establishment in 2015.

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In a statement on Friday by the Chief of Military Public Information Office Chad N’Djamena, Lieutenant Colonel Kamarudeen Adegoke, Ibrahim said in the last year, over 200,000 Internal Displaced Persons/Refugees have returned to their ancestral homes.

Insurgency: MNJTF Honours 6,000 Troops In Lake Chad

The statement partly read, “The Force Commander, MNJTF, Maj Gen Abdul Khalifah Ibrahim, said the 2022 medal parade was unique in several ways, especially the commemoration of the seven years of the operationalization and reorganization of the MNJTF in July 2015 in the historic city of N’djamena Chad with a specific mandate to combat terrorism and insurgency in the Lake Chad Region.

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“He said the MNJTF had carried out several successful major operations since its inception involving other troops contributing countries. He noted that in the last year 200,000 Internal Displaced Persons/Refugees had returned to their ancestral homes across the entire region which included those who fled and had returned to their home town.”

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