Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi has stated that the security at Nigeria’s borders with Chad has been tightened to stop the influx of Chadian refugees following the killing of the country’s President by rebel forces.
Magashi disclosed this on Thursday April 22, saying that there will be a lot of trouble for all neighbouring countries should there be no security in Chad.
“We are beefing up security at our borders, following the developments in Chad.
“When we heard of the death of the Chadian president, the government took action immediately. We beefed up security on our borders with Chad, not to allow the influx of Chadian refugees into Nigeria.
“If there’s no security in Chad, there will be a lot of trouble for all neighbouring countries. But thankfully, we have a lot of ongoing military cooperation, through the MNJTF, which we expect to continue. We remain mindful of our borders and developments in Chad.
“The task of ensuring security is not for the security and law enforcement agencies alone. It must be seen as a collective effort that requires credible intelligence that can best be provided by local communities.”