The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) has donated 15 tactical vehicles and 30 motorbikes to the Multinational Joint Task Force in order to enhance the troops’ movement in the battle against Boko Haram insurgents.
MNJTF Receives 15 tactical vehicles, 30 motorbikes

PHOTO FILE: More tactical vehicles like these have been handed over to the MNJTF

This followed a visit by the Commission to the MNJTF headquarters in Ndjamena, the capital of Chad on Friday, February 17.

The visit was made by a delegation of Council of Ministers from Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) and Commissioner for Peace and Security African Union (AU) which was led by The Executive Secretary and Head of Mission LCBC Engineer Sanusi Imran Abdullahi.

A statement posted to PRNigeria by military public information officer Colonel Mustapha Anka said MNJTF deputy force commander Brigadier General Moussa Mahamat Djoui received the delegation on behalf of Force Commander (FC) Major General Lamidi Adeosun who was on operational visit to Baga and Diffa.
MNJTF Receives 15 tactical vehicles, 30 motorbikes

Also present was Nigeria’s minister of water resources Engineer Suleman H Adamu, who expressed his appreciation for the fantastic brief on activities and achievements of the MNJTF in bringing Peace and Security in the Lake Chad region.

This comes just as at least eleven people were feared dead as Nigerian troops and civilian self-defense fighters repelled a Boko Haram attack on the key northeastern city of Maiduguri on Friday, February 17.

According to witnesses, soldiers and police nine bombers and two civilians were killed, .

There was tension around Maiduguri city in Borno when suspected Boko Haram terrorists detonated three powerful bombs in an attempt to attack an IDP camp.​

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