The Force Commander (FC), Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Major General Abdul Ibrahim has handed over some African Union (AU) donated equipments and logistics to Commander Sector 3 Operation Hadin Kai/Multi-National Joint Task Force, Maj Gen GM Mutkut at Maimalari Military Cantonment.
Maj Gen Ibrahim stated that the equipments which ranges from military trucks, water tanker, super mobile generators, anti-riot APCs, improvise explosive device equipments, tents, as well as Information and office equipment will no doubt improve and enhance the combat efficiency of the Sector.
The Force Commander further disclosed that the donation “was informed by his visit to the African Union Logistic Base in Douola, Cameroon where series of liaison and deliberation between the headquarters Lake Chad Basin Commission, MNJTF and the African Union was held.
Theatre Commander Joint Task Force (JTF) North East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), Maj Gen Christopher Musa expressed delight in AU’s effort to support the fight against terrorism in Nigeria. He added that the equipment will contribute immensely to the ongoing operations in the North East.
The Theatre Commander and the Force Commander further thanked the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd), the Chief of Defence Staff and the Chief of Army Staff for their support in making the procurement and acquisition of the equipment possible.
In attendance were the Theater Component Commander, Maj Gen EH Akpan, principal staff officer of the Theatre, senior officers of MNJTF, gallant troops of OPHK and MNJTF and members of the press.