President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the Chadian Forces over their contributions to the counter insurgency campaign in the Lake-Chad basin.

Chad is part of the regional force fighting Boko Haram insurgents under the Multi-national Joint Task Force, MNJTF. Other participating countries are Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Benin Republic.

Buhari lauded the Chadians when he paid an operational visit to the headquarters of the Sector 3-Nigerian Army ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ in Monguno, a border town in Borno state.

The President, who was represented by the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, described the troops as heroes who sacrificed their lives in the defence of the nation’s territorial integrity and the people.

He explained that the purpose of the visit was to check the welfare of the soldiers, hold discussion with their colleagues from Chad and see how the Nigerian government can improve on their operations.