The Force Commander, Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Major General Ibrahim Sallau Ali has paid a maiden operational visit to Headquarters Sector 1 in Mora, Far North Region of Cameroon. The visit was held today 31 July 2023.During the visit the Force Commander handed over some MNJTF completed Quick Impact Projects in Amtchiale, Kagalerie and Tousky areas of Mora Municipality, Mayo Sava. The projects are a significant part of Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) activities for MNJTF.In his remarks during the handing over of the projects, Major General Ali said MNJTF in collaboration with COGINTA Non-governmental Organisation have constructed a block of 4 classrooms, an administrative block, and a toilet facility in Amtchiale.
This he described as a testament to MNJTF continuous commitment to the improvement of education in its area of operations. He added that, in Kangalerie and Tousky, MNJTF have drilled up two boreholes each. “These are more than just physical structures – they stand as embodiments of hope and development, promising improvement in water supply and education, which are fundamental to nurturing peaceful, prosperous communities” he stated.
Major General Ali further revealed that the construction of a new laboratory block and a consulting room in Bonderi are ongoing adding that the provision of these amenities will go a long way in transforming this community and enhancing the living standard of the locals.The Force Commander condemned the havoc and devastation caused by the Boko Haram describing their terrorism action as an affront to humanity and progress. He appealed for local cooperation in containing the threat of remnants of Boko Haram in the region.
In his welcome address, the Mayor of Mora municipality, Chetima Hamidou who received the projects on behalf of the communities appreciated the MNJTF, COGINTA and European Union for supporting the stabilisation of his municipality which is worst affected by insurgents attacks. He pledges to work together with national and multinational troops to contain the threat of remnants of terrorists. The Mayor appealed for more support to aid citizens of his area to recover from Boko Haram attacks.
Earlier, the Force Commander in his interaction with officers of Sector 1 sought their continued cooperation in the fight against insurgency in the sector. He commended the troops for their relentless effort acknowledging the successes recorded in achieving the MNJTF Mandate. Gen Ali emphasised the importance of unity of purpose and continued collaboration among multinational forces to ensure lasting peace and security in the region.
Military Public Information Officer
Ndjemena 31 July 2023