Jonathan meets Chadian president again over Boko Haram

President Jonathan & President Deby during a bilateral meeting in Ndjamena, Chad

President Goodluck Jonathan, Monday in N’Djamena, Chad, reiterated the need for Nigeria and her neighbours to intensify joint actions and cooperation to win the war against terrorism and insurgency. 

Speaking to journalists at the presidential palace in N’Djamena after a closed-door meeting with his Chadian counterpart,   Idris Deby, Mr. Jonathan said that their talks focused mainly on security and economic cooperation.

He said Boko Haram had a lot of external influence from outside Africa and it had become even more imperative for all countries in the region to work together to overcome terrorism and other criminal activities across their borders.

“If you look at the economies of Nigeria and Chad, both are linked,” he said. “The Boko Haram people don’t ask permission to move from Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Nigeria.

“If the countries do not cooperate, we will not find it easy to win the war, because when the heat is strong in one country, the criminals and terrorists will go to  another one and hide. So we must work together and we are discussing along that line.”

Mr. Jonathan recalled that his visit to Chad was the second in the last one month, noting that it underscored the importance of building a “robust relationship” between both countries to improve trade, economic and security ties. 

He said discussions between both countries on cooperation in the ICT sector were ongoing and expressed optimism that more proficient use of modern technology will help greatly to address economic and security challenges in the region. 

President Jonathan, who was accompanied on the one-day official visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali and the Director-General the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayodele Oke, has since returned to Abuja.

 


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  • amazing2012

    Our president is African Muumuu of the year ! The security of Nigeria territory extend beyond our neighbors. That is why Nigeria went to Liberia, Sierra Leon, and during this government to Mali. Our security extend beyond Chad, if you have a reasonable facts of terrorists destroying Nigeria while operating from Chad territory SEND SOLDERS NOW ! They are killing and bombing your people you are busy organizing meetings.
    A thought a Zoologist should know that no rule in the jungle !

  • kwango

    This presidency is disgracing Nigeria so much. Why is the supposed chief mourner flying all over Africa in search of friendship they won’t offer him? How many of these presidents have visited him at Abuja to discuss security? Dr Jonathan should stop turning himself to a ‘Mr Ibu’ of African politics. His unending excitement at being president is becoming a mockery to that office.

  • Chris1408

    Mumu president. Ogogoro dumbo.

  • ICC Hague

    The co sponsors have made again to discuss about their achievement so far. what of your colleague Modu Sherif this time around, may be he prefer to be off camera.

  • Scalywag

    Where was SAS-GAS and his secretary Danladi?