President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will on Monday, September 8, 2014 meet with the Chadian President Idriss Deby, in the country’s capital Ndjamena in furtherance of talks to forge an alliance against Boko Haram insurgents which are terrorizing Nigeria’s North East and parts of Chad.
In a press statement by Reuben Abati, special president to the president on media and publicity on Sunday, September 7, 2014 said proposed talks with President Deby, who is the chairman of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council is a follow up on discussions held last week in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi at the African Union Peace and Security Council Summit.
Abati said that the meeting between both presidents will further actualize the agreements for more cooperation against the threats of insurgents reached in a meeting in Paris between the governments of Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon earlier in the 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.”
Before returning to Abuja on Tuesday, President Jonathan who will be accompanied by the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), the Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed and the Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency, Professor Sheidu Mohammed, will be a Special Guest of Honour at an international conference on Information Technology and Communication holding in Ndjamena on the same day.