The Multinational Joint Task Force ( MNJTF) has dismissed media reports that the Sector 4 Niger has withdrawn from the taskforce.
The MNJTF made the refuttal in a statememt issued by its Chief Military Public Information Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Abubakar Abdullahi on Sunday.
Lieutenant Colonel Abdullahi said such insinuations are baseless and lack any official correspondence, and Niger remains an integral member of the MNJTF.
“We would like to categorically state that these insinuations are baseless and lack any official correspondence, and Niger remains an integral member of the MNJTF,” the statement reads.
“The MNJTF was established with the objective of creating a safe and secure environment in areas affected by activities of Boko Haram and other terrorist groups.
“Niger, along with other member countries, provides crucial support in achieving this mandate. We want to emphasize that at no point has there been any official communication regarding Niger’s withdrawal or exit from the MNJTF.
“These insinuations undermine the collaborative efforts and commitment of all member countries in their fight against terrorism and insecurity in the region.”
The statement called on media outlets and individuals to verify information from credible sources before broadcasting or disseminating it further.
“The MNJTF is committed to promoting peace, security, and stability in the region, and we emphasize the importance of accurate reporting to maintain public trust and confidence in our collective efforts,” it added.