AU Power Commander visits KDF, ENDF troops in Jubaland

KISMAYO, Somalia – Newly appointed Commander of the African Union Mission Forces Lieutenant Normal Diomede Ndegeya ended his tour of familiarity with the remaining AMISOM sectors in Somalia as he embarks on a protracted journey to revive order and lead the overseas troops out of the Horn of Africa.

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The AMISOM staff has six sectors in Somalia, primarily manned by troops from particular nations. On Wednesday, Lieutenant Ndegeya visited the Kenya Protection Forces [KDF] serving in Sector II and VI earlier than finishing his journey to Ethiopian Nationwide Protection Forces [ENDF] stationed in sector VI of AMISOM within the State of Jubaland.

Sector II headquarters are positioned in Dhobley close to the border between Kenya and Somalia, whereas Sector VI workplaces are positioned in Kismayo, the regional administrative capital of Jubaland. The troops from the 2 nations have performed an indispensable function in restoring the soundness of the Horn of Africa.

At Dhobley, Power Commander was acquired by Sector Two Commander Brig. Normal Paul Njema and his senior commanders and later inspected an honor guard mounted by KDF AMISOM troops, AMISOM stated he was an announcement and added that the commander-in-chief praised KDF troops for his or her dedication.

“Kenya is committed to peace and therefore sends its troops to help Somalia help with stabilization and development,” stated Lieutenant Normal Ndegeya, including that Sector II was the primary to deploy a speedy response unit that may reply shortly to any incident. inside its space of ​​duty [AoR].

As well as, Lieutenant Normal Ndegeya praised sector two for being a frontrunner in civil-military cooperation [CIMIC] actions and have probably the most energetic feminine engagement groups [FET] who’ve been instrumental within the work of the area people.

“I must also commend you for leading other sectors by creating a rapid response mobile force capable of responding quickly to any threat in your sector,” stated Ndegeya, who took duty in August after Lieutenant Normal Tigabu Yilma’s exit, an Ethiopian nationwide protection power [ENDF] normal.

He added: “It would be unfair not to mention your much appreciated and needed CIMIC activities that continue to provide health care, agriculture and other opportunities to the local people. Your excellent CIMIC stands in front of your passion for and femininity in your female engagement team. ”

Whereas in Dhobley, the Power Commander had a closed door assembly with sector two commanders, Brig. Normal Njema and his senior commanders on the safety scenario within the space and the welfare of the AMISOM troops. Lieutenant Ndegeya was later taken on a tour of the bottom the place some CIMIC actions are going down. They included a vegetable farm and a metallic fabrication workshop the place locals be taught life expertise together with carpentry.

Later, Power Commander flew to Sector Six in Kismayo. In Kismayo he was acquired by Sector Two Commander Brig. Normal Paul Njema, who represented Sector Six Commander Brig. Normal Juma Shee Mwinyikai, who was out of the mission.

Director-Normal Ndegeya praised the Kenyan forces for scoring a few of the greatest victories for AMISOM with the conquest of the southern port metropolis of Kismayo in late 2012, which was a hub for Al-Shabaab terrorists.

“On October 1, 2012, the Kenyan protection forces gave AMISOM one of many greatest victories as they, together with the Somali forces, captured the port metropolis. Up to now, this stays one of many greatest defeats towards the terrorists as a result of the port of Kismayo was their foremost supply of funding and the primary gateway for the import of weapons, ”stated Lieutenant Normal Ndegeya.

Sector six and sector two are the southernmost AMISOM sectors within the Jubaland state of Somalia and border Kenya. AMISOM strengthens there along with Jubaland safety forces [JSF] proceed to push and battle terrorists to liberate extra cities and assist liberate the native inhabitants from brutality.

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