Chadian leader, Deby’s death devastating, says Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness “the sudden and tragic of Idriss of Chad on the front line, fighting against rebel soldiers.” 

Reacting to the incident on Tuesday, Buhari said: “’m deeply shocked and devastated by the sudden of Idriss on the battle front to defend the sovereignty of his country.” 

According to the President, “the late had played a very active role in our regional joint collaboration in the military campaign against the Boko Haram terrorists.” 

President Buhari described the late Chadian leader “as a friend of Nigeria had enthusiastically lent his hand in our to defeat the murderous Boko Haram terrorists that have posed grave security challenges not only for Nigeria, but also our African neighbours, particularly Chad, Cameroon and Niger Republic.”  

added that “the of Deby will surely create a big vacuum in the to jointly confront the Boko Haram terrorists and the Islamic State Africa Province.” 

condoling the people of Chad and their new leader, President Buhari called for greater collaboration to defeat the terrorists. 

Garba Shehu, Senior Special to the President (Media & Publicity)