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STORY: AMISOM commander visits Burundi troops to

assess progress in operations


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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH/KIRUNDI NATURAL SOUND
DATELINE: 12/SEPTEMBER/2019, GOLOLEY, JOWHAR,
SOMALIA

SHOT LIST:

GOLOLEY:

1. Med shot, AMISOM Deputy Force Commander in charge Operations and Plans,
Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara being welcomed by Sector 5 Commander, Brig. Gen.
Richard Banyakimbona in Gololey Forward Operating Base
2. Wide shot, Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara welcomed by senior military commanders
3. Wide shot, tour of the FOB
3. Med shot, Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara and senior AMISOM military commanders
walking
4. Wide shot, Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara and senior AMISOM military commanders
walking
5. Med shot, Sector 5 Commander, Brig. Gen. Richard Banyakimbona guiding Maj.
Gen. Nakibus Lakara around the FOB
6. Close up shot, Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara
7. Close up shot, Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara talking to a gunner
8. Med shot, gunner
9. Wide shot, a gunner looking through binoculars
10. Close up shot, a gunner looking through binoculars
11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara, AMISOM Deputy Force
Commander in charge Operations and Plans
“Opening and securing the Mogadishu-Jowhar-Mahaday-Tayagley MSR is a priority
task for Sector 5. I am happy to note that you have been able to persist on the MSR,”

12. Med shot, Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara touring the FOB
13. Med shot, AMISOM senior military officers walking

JOWHAR:
14. Wide shot, a senior Sector 5 Commanding Officer briefing Maj. Gen. Nakibus
Lakara on arrival in Jowhar
15. Wide shot, Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara touring
16. Med shot, Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara addressing soldiers
17. SOUNDBITE: (English) Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara, AMISOM Deputy Force
Commander in charge Operations and Plans
“You must now adopt those counter IED measures to be able to defeat the IEDs
along the MSR,”

18. Close up shot, soldiers listening to Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara, AMISOM Deputy
Force Commander in charge Operations and Plans
19. Med shot, soldiers listening
20. Wide shot, officers listening
21. SOUNDBITE: (English) Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara, AMISOM Deputy Force
Commander in charge Operations and Plans
“And for you to be able to deal with the Al-Shabaab, you do not have to wait for him
along the road. You must go after him wherever he is,”

22. Close up shot, officers listening


23. Wide shot, soldiers listening to the Sector 5 Commander, Brig. Gen. Richard
Banyakimbona
24. Med shot, soldiers listening
25. SOUNDBITE: (Kirundi) Brig. Gen. Richard Banyakimbona, Sector 5 Commander
“I am sure that we will achieve a lot, given that since deployment on the mission, we
have made huge gains against the Al-Shabaab,”

26. Close up shot, officers listening


27. Wide shot, Brig. Gen. Richard Banyakimbona, Sector 5 Commander speaking
28. SOUNDBITE: (Kirundi) Brig. Gen. Richard Banyakimbona, Sector 5 Commander
“I also congratulate you for your close collaboration with the SNA, which is good
because if you don’t work with the Somalis you will not achieve anything.”

29. Med shot, officers listening


30. Close up shot, a senior officer listening
31. Close up shot, Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara, AMISOM Deputy Force Commander in
charge Operations and Plans taking notes
32. Drive shot, soldiers on an escort car
33. Wide shot, Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara, AMISOM Deputy Force Commander in
charge Operations and Plans boarding the helicopter at the end of the tour
AMISOM commander visits Burundi troops to assess progress in operations

Jowhar, 14 September 2019 - The Deputy Force Commander in charge of Operations


and Plans at the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Maj. Gen. Nakibus
Lakara has said AMISOM troops are forging ahead with clearing and securing various
main supply routes, mentoring Somali Security Forces, and conducting joint
offensives with the Somali National Army as dictated by the Somali Transition Plan.

On Thursday, Maj. Gen. Lakara was in Jowhar, the headquarters of the AMISOM
Sector 5, controlled by Burundi troops, where he assessed progress made in
implementing the mission’s Concept of Operations (CONOPs). He also inspected a
Forward Operating Base in Gololey and interacted with the troops on issues relating
to their welfare.

The CONOPs outlines the activities AMISOM has to implement under the Somali
Transition Plan up to 2021, when AMISOM will hand over security responsibilities to
the Somali Security Forces.

Among those accompanying Maj Gen. Lakara were Chief Plans Officer, Col. Ben Gah
and the Chief Operations Officer Col. John Patrick Otongo.

Maj Gen. Lakara also instructed the commanders to forge ahead implementing the
tasks outlined in the Concept of Operations, which include; clearing and securing
main supply routes, intensifying mentoring of Somali Security Forces, and conducting
joint offensives with the Somali National Army (SNA).

“Opening and securing the Mogadishu-Jowhar-Mahaday-Tayagley main supply route


is a priority, and I am happy to note that you have been able to persist in this,” Gen.
Lakara stated.

Burundi is one of the five countries contributing troops under AMISOM. Other troop
contributing countries are Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.

Maj. Gen. Lakara also urged the Burundian troops to conduct offensive operations,
and counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), which target AMISOM convoys and
civilians along the main supply routes.

“To deal with Al-Shabaab, you must pursue them,” Gen. Lakara noted, before
adding, “You must adopt measures to end the use of IEDs along the main supply
routes.”

Earlier, Burundi’s contingent commander, Brig. Gen. Richard Banyakimbona, said his
troops would work on strategies to counter IEDs and, together with the Somali
National Army, engage in civil-military activities to enhance relations with
communities in liberated areas.
Brig. Gen. Banyakimbona urged his troops to be steadfast, saying, “We will achieve a
lot given that since we first deployed on the mission, we have scored victories
against the extremists.”

ENDS