Boko Haram: CDS visits wounded soldiers in N’Djamena


The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin has visited Nigerian, Cameroonian and Chadian troops who are undergoing treatment for injuries sustained in the ongoing Operation AMNI FAKAT in Lake Chad.

General Olonisakin was received at the Chadian Air Force Base in N’Djamena by the Force Commander, Multinational Joint Task Force, Major General Lucky Irabor, the Representative of the Chadian Chief of Defence Staff, Brigadier General N’guinambaye Bardé Michel and other Senior Officers.

In a statement on Tuesday morning, Colonel Timothy Antigha, Chief of Military Public Information, MNJTF N’Djamena – Chad, said the defence Chief while speaking at the bedside of the wounded soldiers at the Renaissance Hospital in N’Djamena, expressed the appreciation of the Armed Forces of Nigeria for the sacrifices they had been making to bring peace to the region.

He assured the wounded soldiers that every effort would be made to ensure their speedy recovery.

“The Chief of Defence Staff also visited wounded Cameroonian and Chadian troops at the Military Hospital in N’Djamena, where he commended their courage and doggedness in fighting along side Nigerian and Nigerien troops, in a Sub regional effort to rid the Lake Chad Basin of violent extremism and terrorism,” the statement said.

The statement also said General Olonisakin donated medicine and clothings towards the upkeep of the wounded troops.

A forth night ago, the Force Commander, Multinational Task Force, Major General Lucky Irabor flagged off Operation AMNI FAKAT in Douoma.

The operation is aimed at flushing out Boko Haram terrorists from its last stronghold in the heart of the Lake Chad Basin.


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