NIGERIA WORRIED ABOUT INSECURITY IN CHAD …as FG moves to beef up security at land borders with Chad


The Federal Government of Nigeria says it is worried about the insecurity in Chad.

Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, who stated this in a media briefing today, disclosed that Nigeria is beefing up security at the land borders it shares with Chad, due to the unrest in the neighbouring country.

He said the unrest in the country holds troubling consequences for neighbouring countries like Nigeria.

According to him: “We remain mindful of our borders and developments in Chad”.

Recall that a rebel group, Fighters of the Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT), has been trying to take control of the country for the past couple of weeks.

Chadian President, Idriss Deby was killed in the process on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, during a visit to the frontline in the North of the country where Military Forces have been fighting the rebels.

Deby, who has been a President since 1990, was killed just hours after he was declared winner of the April 11 presidential election.

His son, Mahamat Kaka, has already been named Interim President by a transitional council of Military Officers.

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