● Nigeria, others seek UK support over Boko Haram, ISWAP

● Nigeria, others seek UK support over Boko Haram, ISWAP

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) says it is exploring areas of support from the United Kingdom in the combat in opposition to terrorism.

Chief of Military Public Information, Col. Muhammad Dole, introduced this in an announcement on Saturday.

Member nations of MNJTF, shaped in 2015, are Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

Boko Haram and ISWAP have been working in the Lake Chad area.

The spokesman stated the First Secretary Political for Lake Chad Basin, Dr. Katharine Brooks and the Deputy Defence Advisor at the British High Commission in Nigeria, Lt.-Col. Bobby GilBrooks met in Maiduguri.

Dole famous that the assembly was geared in the direction of exploring areas of interventions and efforts at degrading the terrorists.

The MNJTF commander gave the diplomats an perception on the operational capabilities, successes and challenges of the Joint Force.

He listed Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC), Information Operations in addition to Counter Improvised Explosive Device (IED) capabilities as areas the West African nations wanted support.

“A follow-up assembly was held in N’Djamena on Friday between the commander and the Commander, Operation TURUS and British Military Assistance Training Team West Africa, Col. Nick Abram.

“The UK Government had supported the MNJTF in 2015 through the provision of vehicles, rough terrain motorcycles, power generating set of different capacities, dental equipment and communication equipment, among other items,” Dole added.

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