The United Kingdom has reaffirmed its resolve to continue collaborating with the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in the fight against terrorism and insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin region. The head of delegation of United Kingdom Ambassador Jon Dean gave this assurance when he and others paid a working visit to the Headquarters MNJTF N’Djamena on Monday 14 November 2022. He stated that the essence of the visit was to broaden the collaboration and re-energize the partnership between the government of United Kingdom and the MNJTF. He stressed that the fighting against terrorists needed working together by the relevant partners to finally defeat the common enemy which according to him will be helpful in rebuilding the life of the populace as they returned to their ancestral homes.
The Ambassador commended the MNJTF leadership for paying attention to training activities been conducted which he said is one of the reasons for the successes recorded. He noted that the Force is capable to bring an end to the activities of BH/ISWAP terrorists in the Lake Chad region.
In his remarks, the representative of Force Commander, Brig Gen Assouala Blama thanked the delegation for their visit and the support been provided by the United Kingdom. Brig Gen Assouala said that the Troops contributing countries is doing everything within its resources to bring an to terrorism and insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin region.
Earlier, the Ambassador and other members of the entourage received a detailed brief on the activities of the MNJTF which includes training, achievement and challenges followed by interactive session. In attendance were the United Kingdom Deputy Head of mission Sarah Wilson, United Kingdom Defence Attache in Abuja Brig Gen Munro,. United Kingdom Embassy in Abuja Susannah Richmond and Commander operation TURUS Col Wright among others.
Highlights of the visit was presentation of souvenirs and group photographs. See photographs attached.