Maj.Gen. Abdul-Khalifah Ibrahim has resumed as the new commander, Multi-National Joint Task Force, MNJTF.
Ibrahim, who took over from Maj.-Gen. Jeleel Ogunlade lauded the European Union EU, centre for Coordination and Liaison, CCL and other MNJTF partners for their support, but urged the Military Staff Officers, MSOS at the headquarters to extend the same dedication of his successor.
The new commandant also described Ogunlade as a distinguished teacher and an accomplished general, but assured that efforts would be doubled to end the menace of Boko Haram and Iswap terrorists in Lake Chad region.
Former South Africa President, Jacob Zuma who was jailed for contempt of court last month, has been hospitalized ahead of trial.
The department of correctional services in South Africa confirmed this in a statement issued to newsmen, saying Zuma had been admitted to an outside hospital for medical observation on August 6, 2021 less than a week before his trial.
It would be recalled that the former president was accused of taking bribes from a firm in the country which had been charged for corruption and money laundering when he was the deputy president in 1999.
Meanwhile, the 79 old year former president is scheduled to attend the resumption of a long running corruption trial on August 10.
Two Myanmar citizens who plotted the attack on the country’s united nations ambassador, and outspoken supporter of the democracy movement who has refused orders by the military government to quit, Kyaw Moe Tun, have been charged to court.
The U.S attorney for the southern district of New York, Audrey Strauss made this known in a statement, explaining that the pair plotted to seriously injure or kill Myanmar’s ambassador or force him to resign.
The acting assistant director of U.S federal bureau of investigation, Jacqueline Maguire, disclosed that the law enforcement agencies acted quickly and diligently after learning of the potential assassination.
According to her, the suspects, have been charged in a federal court on counts for which they could be sentenced to up to five years in prison.