U.S. Equipment Donation Strengthens Chadian G5 Sahel Forces

Reinforcing U.S.-Chad security cooperation, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Davis Ba delivered a second tranche of equipment to Chadian G5 Sahel security forces worth $15 million. The equipment, which will help Chad’s military and police forces fight terrorism and insecurity in the region, includes 80 vehicles, communications gear, and other related support material.  This assistance will bolster Chad’s capability to deploy highly mobile security forces to deal with evolving threats.

In her remarks, Chargé Davis Ba paid paid tribute to the courage and sacrifice of Chadian forces and emphasized, “The fight against terrorism cannot be achieved by force of arms alone: you must have the support of the civilian population, which requires that they be treated with respect, and that security be accompanied by good governance and public services.”