President Goodluck Jonathan will travel to N’Djamena, the Chadian capital today, to meet President Idriss Deby, to hold talks on the ravaging insurgent activities in Nigeria.
Reuben Abati, special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement issued on Sunday, said that the meeting was part of “the Federal Government’s efforts to forge a stronger alliance against terrorism and violent extremism with Nigeria’s neighbours.”
He noted that Jonathan’s talk with Deby, who is also the current Chairman of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council, would be a follow-up to their discussions during the African Union Peace and Security Council Summit held last week in Nairobi, Kenya.
“President Jonathan and his host will discuss the further actualization of agreements for greater cooperation against insurgents and terrorists reached by Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon at a meeting in Paris earlier this year.
“Their talks are expected to lead to the strengthening of the Paris Accord on joint border patrols, intelligence sharing and the prevention of the illicit movement of terrorists, criminals, arms and ammunition across shared borders,” the statement reads.
Abati added that Jonathan would be a Special Guest of Honour at an international conference on Information Technology and Communication in N’Djamena on Tuesday before returning to Nigeria the same day.