|“|| GDI is attempting to relocate a village of sympathetic civilians. Intercept the convoy and destroy it. It is imperative that the villagers be totally destroyed, as a lesson to any other natives who may oppose us.|
- Mission briefing
Chad, an officially neutral country in the First Tiberium War, had suddenly become of great strategic value to Nod, being among other things the only remaining obstacle to Nod unifying its existing African territory into a coherent whole. Both sides by supporting their own militias and dividing the military had fomented a civil war in Chad. Nod forces moved in hoping to defeat pro-GDI forces and bring the Nod factions to power.
In response the GDI had sent a force to facilitate the evacuation of GDI supporting villages in Chad threatened by the spread of Tiberium to a more secure location. Thus evacuated they could then be recruited into the GDI forces to thwart Nod's intervention in Chad. This was naturally a threat to the Brotherhood's plans.
The massacre had two effects. Firstly it eliminated a clear center of GDI support in Chad and secondly the destruction of the GDI evacuation team and by thus stopping the evacuations of GDI supporting villages threatened by Tiberium, GDI supporting factions in the Mao Civil War were deprived of a significant source of manpower.
With the resulting defeat of these factions Chad fell swiftly in Nod hands. Their control of Chad allowed them to more easily sneak a small force through neutral Mali to lead and aid a Nod supporting rebellion in Mauritania which had become strategically vital due to its airfields.