Some Cameroonian soldiers, led by Brigadier General Djonkeb Frederick, have joined forces with the Nigerian military in the anti-Boko Haram fight taking place in Nigeria’s northeast.
This was revealed in a statement by Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director public relations for the counter-terrorism operations, codenamed LAFIYA DOLE.
The statement said the Theatre commander operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Rogers Nicholas, received the foreign troops, on Sunday 4th February 2018. The troops were formally received and inducted by Major General Rogers Nicholas.
He urged “the troops to exhibit discipline and professionalism in the discharge of their assigned tasks and duties … to be courageous and display aggression towards the insurgents during operations”, the statement said.
It further quoted Major General Nicholas as urging “the troops to be obedient to instructions from their commander’s, adding that their compliance with these instructions will facilitate the decisive defeat of the insurgents sooner than expected”.
Other military officers who joined the delegation include “the General Officer Commanding 7 Division Major General Ibrahim Yusuf, the Chief of Staff Headquarters, Theatre Command, Brigadier General IL Akinlawon”.
“The Theatre Commander along with the senior officers also inspected the equipment of the newly inducted Cameroonian troops.”