President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday commended 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 Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF). Other participating countries are Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Benin.
Buhari lauded the Chadians when he paid an operational visit to the Headquarters of the Sector 3 Nigerian Army Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) in Monguno, a border town in Borno.
“We will do our best to ensure your welfare are well taken care of. By the grace of God, we shall do our best to ensure you win this war. All of you will go back to your family and continue with your normal life.
“The government and the people of Nigeria will never forget our heroes who have done us proud, but lost their lives. We are also aware of the sacrifices that you are making and I hope you continue,” he said.
Buhari also commended the troops for their bravery and gallantry in the successful execution of the war against the insurgents as well as peace restoration process.