B​oko Haram: Niger, Chad ​withdraw troops from multinational force​

The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshall, Alex Badeh, ​has said that Niger and Chad Republic are still part of the multinational force fighting insurgency in the North East.

But he said the two countries have withdrawn their soldiers from Nigeria.

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The chief of defence staff, however, confirmed that the two countries had withdrawn their troops from Baga in Borno state.

“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,” Mr. Badeh said.

“What has been happening is that they have not contributed troops to the point of Baga. Chad has people on​ their own side but I believe they have withdrawn.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.

Mr. 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, Mr. 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.



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  • bashdo

    This Badeh of a man doesn’t no what he is saying at all

  • amazing2012

    They are tired of compromise and failure by our government!

  • tundemash

    I don’t blame them, everyone is abandoning the failure called Jonathan

    • Otile

      Abubakar tundemash, what happens when Imam Buhari faints and dies on hearing the election results; are you his followers going to hold Jonathan responsible for his demise?

  • robo

    ‘they have not withdrawn from the multinational force…….Chad has troop on thier own side…. but I believe they have withdrawn’ Oh my God! what is this?

  • don gordon

    This man is a big clown,i wonder he managed to become a General in the Nigerian Army.All this is as aresult of endemic CORRUPTION plaqueing our country.

  • marc umeh

    He should resign his position , That’s why the
    army is failing. He is a letdown and should have been replaced long ago,

  • Smith Scott

    Anyone Jonathan comes in contact with contact badluck. You can see badluck all over Biden.

  • true talk

    Does our President have any moral right to campaign in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Gombe and Kano?? How many times has he visited b4 now? ‪#‎GMB15

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