Maj.-Gen. Abdul-Khalifah Ibrahim has officially resumed as the new Force Commander, Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF).
Naija News reports that Ibrahim took over from Maj.-Gen. Jeleel Ogunlade.
Ibrahim’s resumption was made known in a statement issued in Ndjamena Chad on Friday by the Chief of Military Public Information for MNJTF, Col. Muhammad Dole.
Speaking at the hadndover, Ogunlade said that the successes and milestones achieved together were the result of the mutual respect, collaboration and cooperation of all the stakeholders.
Ogunlade commended the contributions and outstanding performance of the officers and men of MNJTF for exhibiting professional skills in the course of their duties.
He urged the Military Staff Officers at the Headquarters to extend same support and cooperation to his successor and to always remember and support the gallant forces in the field.
He acknowledged the support from the strategic partners of MNJTF such as the European Union and Centre for Coordination and Liaison towards attainment of operational objectives in the field.
On his part, the new FC, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim hailed the command and leadership qualities of Maj.- Gen. Ogunlade.
He described Ogunlade as a distinguished teacher and an accomplished general, with tremendous track records of achievements.
Ibrahim said that he felt honoured to take over the command of MNJTF from an accomplished and seasoned infantry general like Gen. Ogunlade.
Ibrahim said that the time had come to redouble efforts and employ new strategies to end the menace of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in Lake Chad region.