The Force Commander (FC) Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Major General Lucky Irabor has called on the troops of the G5 Sahel to be resolute and focused in the fight against terrorism.
Irabor made the call during a two day working visit to the G5 Sahel Headquarters, Sevare, Mali from 4th-5th December 2017.
This was contained in a press statement signed by Colonel Mustapha Anka, the Military Public Information Officer and was made available to CEOAFRICA.
The MNJTF Boss who arrived at the Mopti Ambodedjo International Airport, Sevare, with his entourage, was received by the Force Commander G5 Sahel Major General Didier Dacko at the Force Headquarters.
In his remarks, General Irabor appreciated the warm reception accorded to him and used the opportunity to intimate the G5 Sahel Force Commander on the purpose of his visit to the Force Headquarters, which according to him was to synergise, exchange notes, share information/intelligence and encourage one another towards achieving a common goal.
He stated that the G5 Sahel was created on a good and solid foundation and reiterated the need to remain focused, resolute, maintain closer relationship and share ideas in order to fight terrorism and related criminality in the region.
Major General Didier Dacko the Force Commander G5 Sahel In his welcome address thanked General Irabor and his team for making out time to visit the Headquarters.
He stated that both forces have a lot in common, which according to him; include fighting terrorist activities, illegal migration and trafficking in persons, proliferation of arms and light weapons amongst others.
He assured the MNJTF Boss that the G5 Sahel is willing to exchange intelligence and draw inspiration from MNJTF which according to him have recorded huge success since its operationalization in a couple of years.
The visit witnessed a detailed presentation on the current security situation in the Area of Operation (AoO), deployment, achievements, and future prospect.
General Irabor was accompanied to the visit by some Chiefs of Cells in MNJTF from Benin, Chad, Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, and some members of the Centre for Coordination and Liaison (CCL), Operation BARKANE.