MNJTF Seeks Enhanced Collaboration with Chadian Air Force to Combat Insurgency in Lake Chad Basin


Date: February 21, 2024

Byline: Abubakar Abdullahi, Lieutenant Colonel, Chief of Military Public Information

In a bid to bolster counterinsurgency efforts within the Lake Chad Basin, the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has intensified its push for collaboration with the Chadian Air Force. This development emerged during a recent meeting between Major General Ibrahim Sallau Ali, the MNJTF Force Commander, and Lieutenant General Idriss Amine, Chief of Air Staff of Chad, on February 21, 2024.

Major General Ali expressed gratitude to the Chadian Air Force for its steadfast support of the MNJTF’s mission. He underscored the pivotal role of air power in ongoing multinational operations, highlighting the importance of coordinated efforts to stabilize the socio-security landscape in the region. Additionally, Major General Ali briefed General Amine on the MNJTF’s multifaceted operations, spanning kinetic and non-kinetic strategies aimed at restoring peace and security.

In response, Lieutenant General Amine assured Major General Ali of the Chadian Air Force’s commitment to providing enhanced support to the MNJTF. He acknowledged the longstanding partnership between the two entities since the MNJTF’s inception in 2015 and pledged to strengthen this collaboration further. General Amine emphasized the readiness of the Chadian Air Force to intensify operational assistance to the MNJTF’s endeavors.

The initiative to foster synergy between the MNJTF and the Chadian Air Force represents a significant step forward in the collective efforts to combat insurgency and stabilize the Lake Chad Basin. Given the complex security challenges prevalent in the region, particularly exacerbated by insurgent activities, leveraging aerial capabilities becomes paramount. This collaborative approach underscores a unified commitment to decisively counter insurgent operations, ultimately aiming to restore peace and security to affected communities.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *