Counter insurgency: Buhari lauds Chadian military


President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday commended the Chadian Forces over their contributions to the counter insurgency campaign in the Lake Chad basin.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Chad is part of the regional force fighting Boko Haram insurgents under the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF).

Other participating countries are Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Benin.

Buhari lauded the Chadians when he paid an operational visit to the Headquarters of the Sector 3 Nigerian Army Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) in Monguno, a border town in Borno.

Represented by Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd), the Minister of Defence, the President described the troops as heroes who sacrificed their lives in the defence of the nation’s territorial integrity and the people.

The President said the purpose of the visit was to check the welfare of the soldiers, hold discussion with their colleagues from Chad and see how the Nigerian government can improve on their operations.

“The officers have…



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