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Over 200,000 IDPs return home

Force Commander MNJTF Major General Abdul Khalifa Ibrahim decorating Borno state Governor, Babagana Zulum with a medal at the 2022 MNJTF Medal Parade in N’djamena, Chad Republic.

Over 200,000 refugees and internally displaced people have returned to their communities following military clearance operations across the region, according to Multinational Joint Taskforce MNJTF.

Major General Abdul Khalifa Ibrahim, Force Commander of the Joint Taskforce, stated this during the 2022 MNJTF medal parade at its headquarters in N’Djamena, Chad Republic.

The Multinational Joint Taskforce is a security coalition comprised of Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, Chad, and Benin republic, working together to combat the threat of terrorism and insurgency.

In 2015, the Force was reorganized to combat the rising tide of Boko Haram insurgency and other affiliate groups in the Lake Chad region.

MNJTF has conducted eight major operations in seven years.

Reporting by Dauda Iliya, editing by Adeniyi Bakare