Buhari Sends Defence Minister, Dan-Ali To Chad

By Ikenga Chronicles November 24, 2018

Buhari Sends Defence Minister, Dan-Ali To Chad

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent Mansur Dan-Ali, Minister of Defence, for an emergency meeting with Chadian President Idris Deby, following the recent attacks on Nigerian soldiers.

According to NAN, Garba Shehu, Presidential spokesman, confirmed the development, but said: “I’m unaware of his mission there.”

Dan-Ali had on Thursday briefed Buhari on the security situation across the country, especially on the Nigeria-Chad border.

The latest attack on the 157 task force battalion of the Nigerian army in Maitile, Borno, left scores of soldiers dead while some are still missing.

Some estimates put the casualty figure at over 100.

The Nigerian Defence Minister is also expected to meet with his Chadian counterpart to identify what led to the recent increase in Boko Haram terrorism in the area.