Buhari in closed door meeting with Chad’s interim leader

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday met behind closed doors with Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby, President of Chad’s transitional military council, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Reports gathered that Deby, who took over the mantle of leadership in Chad after the death of his father on April 19, 2021, is on a one-day official visit to Nigeria.

Deby’s visit to Nigeria was aimed at formally introducing himself to Buhari, who is considered to be one of the most influential leaders in the West African sub-region and Africa at large.

The two leaders might use the opportunity of their meeting to deliberate on the menace of terrorism and arms proliferation threatening the peace and security of the sub-region.

Nigeria and Chad are sharing boundaries in the Sahel region.

Mahamat Deby took over reins of leadership after his father and former President of Chad, Marshal Idris Deby Itno, died of wounds sustained in battle with rebels in April.

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