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Death of Deby: AU must find a solution to Chad’s problems – FG



Death of Deby: AU must find a solution to Chad’s problems – FG

The federal government has said African countries urgently need to find a solution to the challenges stemming from the death of Chadian President Idriss Deby, who was killed on Monday fighting Chadian rebels.

The Minister of Defense, the retired Major-General. Bashir Magashi, said this during the special weekly briefing organized by the presidential communications team on Thursday in Abuja.

He said the appeal had become necessary to verify possible infiltration of borders by bandits as well as the influx of refugees into neighboring countries.

According to him, if there is no security in Chad, there will be a lot of problems for all neighboring countries.

The minister said: “When we heard about this unfortunate murder of the Chadian president, we knew that the problem was going to reoccur in neighboring countries and Nigeria will be hit the hardest by his absence.

“If there is insecurity in Chad, there will be a lot of problems.

“But thank God, we have a lot of military activities with Chad, Niger, Cameroon, we have all this military concern.

“So, in the name of this Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF), all these countries, including Chad, are contributing countries to the operation.

“We hope that very soon we will find a safe way to continue the activities that we are supposed to do.

“The problem will now get worse because we are not sure which direction this country is going to face.

“But I assure you that we are aware of our borders, we are aware of development and, politically, the government is focused on seeing how it can best restore peace to this country.

“I think we’re on top of the game. All we pray is that African countries will find a solution to the Chad problem and enter a more corrective society, respected by international organizations.

Regarding recent attacks on police formations in the Southeast region, the minister warned that such attacks would no longer be tolerated.

He also promised that the murderers of 12 soldiers in Bénoué would be detained, saying that “anyone who touches the army has no respect for this country”.

According to him, nine of the 12 weapons belonging to the murdered soldiers have been recovered and arrests are underway. (NOPE)


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