Absence Of Nigerian, Chadian Troops Contributed To Boko Haram Attack On Baga – CDS Badeh

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SERVICE CHIEFS AT THE END OF THE MEETING WITH PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN AT THE STATE HOUSE, ABUJA, TUESDAY
SERVICE CHIEFS AT THE END OF THE MEETING WITH PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN AT THE STATE HOUSE, ABUJA, TUESDAY

The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshall, Alex Badeh, says Niger and Chad republics are still part of the Multinational Joint Task Force fighting insurgency in the North East.

Badeh said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday.

He spoke after a meeting of service chiefs, governors and members of the National Assembly from Borno, Yobe and Adamawa over the security challenges in the area.

The meeting was presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan.

The chief of defence staff, however, confirmed that the two countries had withdrawn their troops from Baga in Borno.

“They (Niger and Chad) have not pulled out of multinational force because we have held several meetings; they are still part of the multinational force.

“What has been happening is that they have not contributed troops to the point of Baga.

“Chad has people of their own side but I believe they have withdrawn. Niger had people with us, they too withdrew and left Nigeria only at the multinational force headquarters”.

He reassured that the army would overcome the challenges of insurgency in the country.

Badeh, however, stressed the need for further collaboration with the security agencies in Chad, Niger and Cameroun to check the activities of the insurgents.

On the call for the closure of borders between Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria, Badeh said it would be a difficult task due to the porous nature of the border areas.

He reiterated the commitment of the military to stamp out Boko Haram in the country. (NAN)

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