The Commander Sector 1 of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Brigadier-General Bouba Dobekreo, has commended the Nigerian Army for its gallantry in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency.
He said that such action has shown the determination of the Nigerian government to end the menace of Boko Haram terrorism.
He said the insurgency, since its inception, had affected the economy of Cameroon, especially as it concerned trans-Sahara trade.
General Bouba said this when he paid a visit to the acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu, at the headquarters of the division in Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, Borno State. He described the GOC as a strategist, professional and team player who believes in synergy and cooperation to achieve set objectives.
He thanked the GOC for all the support his troops enjoyed from his command, especially on information sharing, promising to maintain the existing synergy between the Nigerian Army and the Cameroonian forces.
General Bouba described the challenges posed by the terrorists as a test for West African countries to handle security threats in the region by themselves. He called on West African countries to always be security conscious along the borders of the Chad Basin.
The Cameroonian Commander promised to stand by Nigeria to end the insurgency in the shortest possible time.
The GOC in his remarks thanked the visiting General and the delegation for the visit which he attributed to the excellent relationship between the two countries through collaboration and capacity building in the fight against insurgency.
He described the visit as timely and that it will afford the Commanders the opportunity to sit and re-strategize for the final onslaught against the terrorists.
The Cameroonian Army commander was accompanied on the visit by Commander 4th Military Region of the Cameroon Defence Force, Brigadier General Kodji Jacob, Operation Officer MNJTF, Lt Col ML Ashetkuemun and some officers of sector 1 MNJTF.