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MNJTF Commander Visits African Union Base in Cameroon

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The Force Commander , Multinational Joint Task Force ( MNJTF) Maj Gen Abdul Khalifah Ibrahim and his entourage paid a 5 days working visit to the Republic of Cameroun from 31 October to 04 November 2021.

The visit commenced at the African Union Continental Logistics Base (AU CLB) in Douala on Monday 1 November 21. The Force Commander and his entourage were received by Col Billy Winter, the Chief of the Mission Support Unit (MSU) of the AU and members of his team.

The Force Commander and his entourage were briefed on the AU base and their mandate by Col Nanci Raoul the Team Leader of base who explained the role of the AU base in details and how they could be of assistance to the MNJTF based on approval from AU Head Quarters.

The Force Commander and his entourage later engaged the base team in an interactive session to facilitate better understanding of the AU base.

The visit continued in the Camerounian capital city of Yaoundé with a courtesy call by the Force Commander to the Honourable Minister of Defence of the Republic of Cameroun, Honourable Beti Assomou Joseph, the Minister congratulated the Force Commander on his appointment as FC MNJTF and wished him a successful tour of duty.

He said the idea of the MNJTF shows the unity of purpose of leaders of the Lake Chad Basin region in combating the scourge of Boko Haram and terrorism in the area. He welcomed the
surrender of the insurgents but warned that the fight is not yet over and there is therefore the need to remain vigilant and take the fight to the insurgents.

The visit was rounded up with a visit to the 2nd Joint Military Region Headquarters in Doula on Wednesday 3 November 21. Discussions bordered on synergy and cooperation, The Commander , Brig Gen Eba Bede reiterated his commitment to cooperating with the MNJTF in helping it achieve its mandate.

The FC lauded the Republic of Cameroun for being a stabilizing factor in the region and a very committed partner in the fight against terrorism.

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