The Nigerian government disclosed that it is beefing up security at its borders with Chad to prepare for any possible outfall of the military takeover after the death of President Idriss Deby.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Defence Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi at the State House briefing on Friday.
“If there’s no security in Chad there will be a lot of trouble for all neighbouring countries. But thankfully we have a lot of ongoing military cooperation, through the MNJTF, which we expect to continue. We remain mindful of our borders, and developments in Chad.
“We are beefing up security at our borders, following the developments in Chad,” Magashi said.
What you should know
- Nairametrics reported earlier that President Idriss Deby of Chad died of injuries suffered on the frontlines when some terrorists attacked the army. General Mahamat will replace his late father as the Head of the Military Council.
- The French Government also disclosed its support for the military takeover in Chad after the son of Chad’s ex-President Idriss Deby took over as president following the death of his father, former President Idriss Deby.