By Augustine Ehikioya
The Force Commander (FC) of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Major General Abdul Khalifah Ibrahim on Thursday visited the Chadian Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Brigadier General Amine Ahmed Idriss at the HQ Chadian Airforce in N`Djamena, Chad.
The visit monitored by Security Watch Africa (SWA) is part of the ongoing familiarization tour to some strategic senior military commanders and other security chiefs in Lake Chad region.
While appreciating the CAS for the warm reception and continuous support in the ongoing Operation Yanchi Tafki, the Force Commander sought for stronger collaboration against the insurgents in the area.
The FC said, “the visit is aimed at exploring and seeking ways for stronger support for the MNJTF activities, adding that air assets remain critical for any military operations.”
Gen. Ibrahim was emphatic on the need for “team work and seamless synergy of efforts between the MNJTF and National Forces, so as to take advantage of the in-fight and surrendering among the insurgents.”
He also expressed condolences for the demise of the late President, Marshal Idriss Deby Itno, whom he described as a Pillar for Peace and Security in the region.
Responding, General Amine Idriss assured the FC of his continuous support.
He noted that previous Force Commanders have established good relationship with the Chadian Airforce, hence the imperative of team work with MNJTF.
“Despite the National commitments, MNJTF will continue to remain a priority to the Chadian Airforce,” he said.
He also encouraged the FC to regularly reach out to other military and security chiefs to further solidify the good military brotherhood.
Those on the FC’s entourage include the Deputy Force Commander, Brigadier General Abdou Harouna Assoumane and some Chiefs of cells at HQ MNJTF.