MNJTF Presents N23 Million To Families of Officers, Solders, CJTF killed, Wounded in-Action in Northwest
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
In its efforts to succour to the families of killed and wounded in-Action in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents, in Lake Chat, the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), has presented compensation grants to the Next of Kin of deceased and wounded officers, soldiers and Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) .
Presentation symbolic cheque to the deceased families at the headquarters Theater Command Northeast Operation Hadin Kai, Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri on Thursday, the Force Commander MNJTF, Major General Abdul Ibrahim said “I am pleased to be here at the presentation of compensation grants to our fallen heroes and CJTF who paid supreme price under operation Sharan Fage and Operation Make Sanity.”
He said the MNJTF is really apprentices to the deceased who pay the supreme price for the Nigeria to live in peace and their families for their sacrifices.
As you are all aware the MNJTF has engaged in Operation Sharan Fage and Lake Sanity where some of troops paid the supreme price This event is the last phrase, as we have. already presented similar compensation grants to deceased and wounded soldiers in Chad, Niger and Cameroon republics.
He called on the remaining Boko Haram insurgents in the bush to come out and surrenders, as according to him, time for war is over.
Also speaking , the Theater Commander Northeast operation Hadin Kai, Major General Ibrahim Ali said ” I am indeed in mixed feeling of joy and happiness, as well as emotions that today .we are presenting grants to the next of kin of deceased officers, soldiers and CJTF who paid supreme price in major operations under Operation Sharan Fage and Operation Lake Sanity”.
General Ali said ” this event is Paramount for two reasons , first it’ show the next of kin of our fallen heroes that the Nigerian Army is still with them, secondary, it will also serve as moral booster to our troops in the front mine ”
In his remarks, the Commander sector 2 of the Operation Hadin Kai and sector 3 NNJTF,, Major General Avbdusalam Abubakar said ” a total of 19 , officer, soldiers and CJTF paid supreme , while 98 wounded in-Action both under Operations Sharan Fage and Lake Sanity ”
He said “today we are here to honour our fallen heroes and also show their next of kin those who laid their lives for peace to reign in the region.
This exercise is to honour those who paid supreme price in restoring peace to Borno and the Northeast. I want to size this opportunity to appreciate those fallen heroes and appreciate their families and also to tell them that there is no amount that will compensate their lives but thus token will will assist the families of the deceased colleagues”, he added.
He assured that they would rest on their oars until peace is complete restored to Borno, the Northeast and Nigeria in general.