AMISOM Force Commander visits Burundi troops in Jereredo



AMISOM Force Commander Lt. Gen. Jonathan Rono has visited Burundian troops on the frontline in Jereredo Army base in Sector 5.

He briefed the troops about the on-going re-adjustment and re-organization of troops in strategic towns, saying it was aimed at revitalizing security in the outposts.

“I want to pay gratitude to you for the tactical role you play, commiserate with you on the loss of lives we recently encountered while executing our mandate and defending the noble cause in Leego.

“Together with the Somali National Army, ensure that peace prevails and that we defeat the terrorists and create an enabling environment to foster development.” Said Lt. Gen Rono.

The Force Commander re-affirmed the Force’s commitment in dealing with tactical challenges and maintaining the success achieved.

“In the coming few days, together with our partners and Somali National Security Forces, we shall intensify activity and momentum.

“We have already scored eighty percent and we are hopeful the remaining twenty percent can be achieved as well,” he added.

The Force Commander urged the troops to observe the principle of togetherness, pan-Africanism and brotherhood.

He was accompanied to Jereredo by AMISOM’s Chief Security Officer Col (Rtd) Peter Chege, the Force Chief of Staff Brig Gen Cyprien Ndikuriyo, Sector Five Commander Col Reverien Ndayambaje and Deputy Chief Information Officer Lt col Ezra Kukundakwe, among others.

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