In an effort to improve the welfare of civil populace in the Lake Chad basin areas, the Multinational Joint Force (MNJTF) has continued to conduct humanitarian activities across its sectors.
According to the Chief Military Public Information Officer MNJTF, Lieutenant Colonel Kamarudeen Adegoke, Sector 1 (Cameroon) and Sector 2 (Chad) recently benefited from the humanitarian aid provided by the MNJTF with the support of the African Union Mission Support Team from 23 – 24 March 2023.
In Sector 1 Cameroun, medical outreach was conducted in Mora, with medical professionals including laboratory scientist for blood test, pediatricians for children, obstetricians for pregnant women and gastroenterologist among others.
The MNJTF also distributed medical kits as well as launched health campaign for the benefit of the populations of Logone Berni and Kolofata in Cameroon
In response to the kind gesture, the Representative of the community appreciated the MNJTF for working day and night for the return of peace and security in their community. He also appreciated the support and promised more collaboration with MNJTF troops.
Similarly, in Sector 2 (Chad), the MNJTF donated food items, cooking utensils and personal items to one hundred households for a total of 6000 beneficiaries of the Bol-Yakoua locality.
Furthermore, Ngouboua community located about 45 km from Bagasola also benefited from a borehole.
The building constructed for a community Health Care Centre was completed and was to be subsequently handed over to the community as soon as it was equipped.
The Representative of the Governor of the Lake Region expressed gratitude for the empathy demonstrated by the MNJTF as well as the efforts of the MNJTF in the restoration of peace to their communities. He assured them of continuous support from the local authorities.
The implementation of humanitarian activities by the MNJTF within its capacity and with the support of relevant partners has continued to enable the Force achieve its mandate.
These humanitarian actions have also endeared the populace of communities across the Sectors to the MNJTF as well as spurred the troops to greater achievements.
The Force Commander MNJTF, Major General AbdulKhalifa praised the staff of the MNJTF, the implementing partners and the community beneficiaries for the synergy that resulted in the delivery of the humanitarian projects.
He called for greater support and cooperation from the local populace to the MNJTF and other security forces within the Lake Chad Region to help bring to an end the scourge of terrorism and insurgency in the region.