President Muhammed Buhari has expressed sadness over the sudden and tragic death of President Idriss Deby, former Chad President.
Buhari said he was shocked and devastated by the sudden death of the African leader on the battle front to defend the sovereignty of his country.
He said Deby’s was a friend of Nigeria and his death will create a vacuum in the efforts to jointly confront the Boko Haram terrorists and the Islamic State West Africa Province., Buhari said in a statement.
“I’m deeply shocked and devastated by the sudden death of Idriss Deby on the battlefront to defend the sovereignty of his country.”
“President Buhari described the late Chadian leader “as a friend of Nigeria who had enthusiastically lent his hand in our efforts to defeat the murderous Boko Haram terrorists that have posed grave security challenges not only for Nigeria, but also our African neighbors, particularly Chad, Cameroon and Niger Republic.”
“The death of Deby will surely create a big vacuum in the efforts to jointly confront the Boko Haram terrorists and the Islamic State West Africa Province.”
While condoling with the people of Chad and their new leader, Buhari called for greater collaboration to defeat the terrorists.