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In the larger implementation framework of the Regional Stabilization Strategy (RSS), it has been recommended to set up a joint structure called the LCBC-MNJTF Civil-Military Cooperation Cell.

The creation of the LCBC-MNJTF Civil-Military Cooperation Cell was decided as part of the means of implementation of the RSS. The purpose of the Cell within the RSS is to bridge interaction between military actors and civilian entities in the MNJTF area of responsibility towards an enabling environment for the delivery of humanitarian assistance, cross-border economic activities in the region, and address Boko Haram propaganda through proper civil-military interactions, activities and projects, planning and coordination.  A coordinated approach between humanitarian actors, communities and the military will contribute to recovery and resilience of affected areas.

The Joint LCBC-MNJTF Civil-Military Cooperation Cell will have a focus on planning, sequencing, coordinating and monitoring initiatives for extending humanitarian access, and reinforce engagement with communities in MNJTF Area of Responsibility.

MULTINATIONAL JOINT TASK FORCE CIVIL – MILITARY COOPERATION ACTIVITIES FOR THE PERIOD SEPTEMBER 2021 – FEBRUARY 2022

 The conduct of kinetic / offensive (military) operations alone is not enough to completely win the war on terrorism and insurgency. This therefore underscores the importance of the conduct of humanitarian operations which aims at providing succour to the affected civilian population and also tackles the root causes of distrust thereby building mutual trust and cooperation among the military and civilian actors on one hand and military actors and humanitarian actors in the affected areas on the other hand.  The conduct of humanitarian operations has also greatly helped to endear the civilian population to the military and assisted the military in acquiring intelligence and other forms of support from the civilians with ease. These humanitarian operations are best conducted through Civil – Military Cooperation (CIMIC).

In realization of the enormous benefits of humanitarian operations, the indefatigable Force Commander (FC) MNJTF, Maj Gen Abdul Khalifa Ibrahim accordingly embarked on the conduct of series of aggressive Civil – Military Cooperation (CIMIC) activities in all Sectors of the MNJTF. Some of these efforts were achieved solely with resources of the MNJTF / TCC while others were achieved in conjunction with the MNJTF strategic partners.  These partners include the Centre for Liaison and Coordination (CCL) which is composed of officers from the United States, United Kingdom and France and the European Union (EU) Non Governmental Organization COGINTA.

The CIMIC activities so far executed within the period under review include:

Re – opening of Damasak International Market on 15 December 2021 which had been closed down for over 7 years due to insurgency.

Re – opening of Damasak International Market on 15 December 2021 which had been closed down for over 7 years due to insurgency.

Distribution of medical equipment, supplies and drugs by Sector 3 where wheel chairs and large quantity of drugs and other medical supplies were distributed to the civilian population in Monguno on 14 January 2022.

Troops of Sect 1 MNJTF in Wulgo equally provided free medical treatment to members of the CJTF operating in Wulgo general area on 21 September 2021.

Organisation of football competitions by Sector 3 in Monguno from 4 – 23 December 2021

Drilling of 12 Bore holes by Sector 3 at Baga, Doron Baga and Buduram communities of Kukawa LGA which were commissioned on 22 January 2022. Similarly, troops of Sector 1 MNJTF in Wulgo and repaired a bore hole on 20 September 2021

Drilling of 12 Bore holes by Sector 3 at Baga, Doron Baga and Buduram communities of Kukawa LGA which were commissioned on 22 January 2022. Similarly, troops of Sector 1 MNJTF in Wulgo and repaired a bore hole on 20 September 2021

Distribution of food items by Sector 4 where tonnage of food items including rice, millet, pasta, couscous, salt, palm oil etc were distributed to the civil population in Diffa and Baroua in Niger Republic on 21 December 2021

Distribution of food items by Sector 4 where tonnage of food items including rice, millet, pasta, couscous, salt, palm oil etc were distributed to the civil population in Diffa and Baroua in Niger Republic on 21 December 2021

Organization of Christmas party and donation of gift items to Shallom Orphanages in N’djamena by the FC on 24 December 2021

Organization of Christmas party and donation of gift items to Shallom Orphanages in N’djamena by the FC on 24 December 2021

Distribution of T –Shirts, Sweaters, books, school bags and other writing materials to students of Tourbanguida an Bagarra Primary School by Sector 4 on 4 January 2022

MNJTF CIVIL MILITARY COOPERATION CELL ACTIVITIES FROM 2019-2020

MNJTF Force Commander visit Chief of Blangoua (Cameroon)

Commander Sector 1 Brigadier General Bouba presents agricultural seeds and implements to support local farmers

MNJTF Force Commander with some community members during an interaction.

Community members and MNJTF officials during a civil military interaction.

MNJTF Force visits Governor of far north Cameroon

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