The Federal Government has voiced concern over the present situation in the Republic of Chad, after the passing of President Idriss Deby.
He explained the lack of Deby’s impact on the boundaries which could worsen the safety situation in Nigeria and other neighbouring states underscored the need to beef up security around boundaries, especially with the Republic of Chad in light of the continuing unrest in the nation.
According to him, “If there is no safety in Chad, there’ll be a good deal of trouble for many neighbouring states. We remain mindful of our boundaries and improvements from Chad.”
Magashi explained: “When we heard of the unfortunate killing of this Chadian President understood that difficulty is guaranteed to be replicated one of neighbouring states and Nigeria would be hit by his lack. When there’s insecurity in Chad, then there’ll be a good deal of issues. But thank God, we’ve got a good deal of military actions with the Chadian, Niger, Cameroon, we’ve got all that army concern. Thus, in the title of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF), these countries, such as Chad, are the leading nations for the surgery. That which we expect that very shortly, we’ll get a safe means of this continuation of these actions we are supposed to do. The issue is now likely to be more aggravated. Since we’re not certain the direction where the nation will face. However, I guarantee you that we’re aware of our boundaries, we’re mindful of this evolution, and the government is placing its own head with each other to see how they could revive the peace of that nation.
“So, safety-wise, we are beefing up all boundaries to make sure that refugees didn’t flow into a nation. Even Nigerians there I am sure a few of these would love to return. We need to make prepared. Let us prepare for them rather than permit them to come in and utilize other people to come due to the issues they will create.
We’re also fearful of that. Before today, Chad was the sole stopping most of that infiltration of weapons and the remainder of it. Now, that’s free for everybody directly from Libya down to Nigeria. It is very easy today since the lack of the influence of Chad in this path. Thus, we also must look after that. I believe we’re at the top of this circumstance. All we’re mentioning is that African nations will discover a remedy to the issue of both Chad and get into a more corrective society as admired by international organisations”
Magashi, who clarified the present attacks on police creation at the southeast as an affront on Nigeria’s security structure, cautioned that this would no more be tolerated.
He said the natives of 12 soldiers in Benue State will be brought to publication, saying that:”Whoever sees that the army doesn’t have any respect for this nation.”