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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, has praised the Chad Republic for what he termed the effective ‘security back-up’ given to Nigeria in the fight against insurgency.
According to a release by his Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, the president, spoke Friday at the State House, Abuja, while receiving in audience Mr Ahmat Oumar Ahmat, a Special Envoy of President Idriss Deby Itno.
According to him, the need for security collaboration with Nigeria’s neighbours informed why his first trips on assuming office in 2015 were to Nigeria’s immediate neighbours to access the situation around those regions first hand.
He said: ‘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 also used the opportunity to wish Republic of Chad the best of luck in its forthcoming general elections which is scheduled to hold in April.
Speaking earlier, the special envoy said he brought 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.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK