President Mohammadu Buhari, has assured the Republic of Chad that Nigeria will always be there to support them as neighbours.
The President gave the assurance in Abuja on Tuesday, while receiving the Special Envoy from President Idris Deby Itno of Chad.
According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, President Buhari appreciated the support from Chad in tackling insecurity in the neighbouring countries.
“We are aware of the problem Chad has with Libya, which supports some Chadian rebels, trying to destabilize 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, the gunmen escaped with their arms, and are wreaking havoc all over the place now,” President Buhari said.
Also stressing the critical role the Chadian army has played in combating Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, the President said that Nigeria would always back up Chad in its local and international aspirations.
In his remark, Mr Amine Abba-Sidick, the Special Envoy and Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Chadians Abroad, conveyed a message from his President, whom he said sent fraternal greetings to President Buhari and Nigerians in general.