By:Babagana Bukar Wakil Ngala,Maiduguri.
Major General Ibrahim Manu Yusuf has taken over as the 6th Force Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force.
The handing and taking over ceremony took place at the conference room of the MNJTF Headquarteres in N’Djamena, Chad.
The statement was signed and issued to Dandal Kura Radio International by the spokesperson of Multi National Joint Task Force Col Timothy Antigha.
Speaking at the occasion, the Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Head of Mission MNJTF, Ambassador Mamman Nuhu congratulated the former Force Commander Major General Chikezie Ude for successfully completing his duty in the MNJTF.
He said the most significant achievement of Major General Ude is the continuous mobile operation concept which was approved by the Heads of State and Government of Troop Contributing Countries.
He also said that the new Force Commander is not new to the mission, having distinguished himself as the General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Nigerian Army.
In his remarks, Major General Ude thanked the Head of Mission, Troop Contributing Countries, African Union and strategic partners for sustaining their support for the MNJTF throughout his tour of duty and urged same support for his successor.