President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Republic of Chad that his administration will always stand with them.
President Buhari made the statement on Tuesday when he received Mr. Amine Abba-Sidick Special Envoy from President Idris Derby of Chad at the State House in Abuja.
According to a statement by Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, President Buhari said that the Republic of Chad and Nigeria are not only neighbours but brothers.
“Nigeria appreciates the support it is getting from Chad Republic in tackling insecurity.
“We are aware of the problem Chad has with Libya, which supports some Chadian rebels trying to destabilise the country.
“The instability in Libya after 42 years of Muammar Gaddafi affects all of us in the Sahel region.
“From Mauritania to Central Africa Republic, Gaddafi recruited gunmen who learnt to do nothing else than to kill. When the former Libyan leader was killed, they escaped with their arms and are wreaking havoc all over the place now,” Mr. Adesina said.
While stressing that Nigeria was grateful to Chad for its numerous supports in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency, the President assured that Nigeria will always support Chad to achieve its local and international aspirations.
The Special Envoy, Mr. Amine Abba-Sidick, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Chadians Abroad, conveyed a message from his president, whom he said sent fraternal greetings to Buhari and Nigerians.
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