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Counter-Insurgency: MNJTF Supports Communities In Lake Chad Basin Region

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has sustained its humanitarian activities across the Lake Chad Basin to improve welfare and boost the resilience of the civil populace in the region.

A statement by the Chief Military Public Information Officer of MNJTF, Lt. Col. Kamarudeen Adegoke, said that the recent activities with collaboration of the African Union Mission Support Team, took place in Sector 1(Cameroon) and Sector 2 (Chad).

“In Sector 1, medical outreach was conducted in Mora with medical professionals available for necessary medical care to populace of the community.

“Professionals present at the outreach included laboratory scientist for blood test, pediatricians for children, obstetricians for pregnant women and gastroenterologist among others.

“There was also the distribution of medical kits as well as the launch of health campaign for the benefit of the populations of Logone Berni and Kolofata.

“In response to the kind gesture, the representative of the locals thanked the MNJTF for working day and night for the return of peace and security in their community.

“He also appreciated the support and promised more collaboration with MNJTF troops,” the statement added.

It also noted that in Sector 2, the MNJTF provided food items, cooking utensils and personal items to 100 households for a total of 6000 beneficiaries in Bol-Yakoua locality.

“Furthermore, Ngouboua community located about 45 km from Bagasola also benefited from a borehole. The building constructed for a community Health Care Centre was completed and will be handed over to the community as soon as it was equipped.

“The representative of the Governor of the Lake Region expressed gratitude for the empathy demonstrated by the MNJTF as well as the efforts of the MNJTF in the restoration of peace to their communities. He assured of continuous support from the local authorities.

The statement pointed out that the implementation of humanitarian activities by the MNJTF with the support of relevant partners has continue to enable the Force to achieve its mandate as well as endeared the populace to the military for the needed support for greater achievements.

“The Force Commander MNJTF has praised the staff of the MNJTF, the implementing partners and the community beneficiaries for the synergy that resulted in the delivery of these important humanitarian projects.

“He called for greater support and cooperation by the local populace to the MNJTF and other security forces within the Lake Chad Region to help bring to an end the scourge of terrorism and insurgency in the region,” the statement added.

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