President Buhari thanks Chad for security back-up against Boko Haram/ISWAP

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President Muhammadu Buhari receives in audience Mr Ahamat Oumar Ahmat, Special Envoy of H.E. Idris Deby Itno, President of Republic Chad in State House on Friday 19th February 2021.

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By BASHIR ADEFAKA

President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the Republic of Chad for what he calls the effective “security back-up” given to Nigeria in fighting against insurgency.

This was contained in statement by Special Adviser to the Nigerian President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, sent to The DEFENDER on Friday.

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According to the statement, the President spoke Friday at State House, Abuja, while receiving in audience Mr Ahmat Oumar Ahmat, a Special Envoy of President Idriss Deby Itno.

President Buhari said the need for security collaboration with our neighbours was why his first trips on assuming office in 2015 were to Nigeria’s immediate neighbours.

“I went round because we needed to work together. The peoples are the same, cultures are similar, so it was important that we also worked together on security,” the President said.

He wished Republic of Chad best of luck in general elections coming up in April.

The Special Envoy said he bore a solidarity message from President Itno on the security situation in Nigeria, as well as encouragement for Nigerian troops, who were working hard to end insurgency in the northern part of the country.


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