President Muhammad Buhari has pleaded with various factions of Chad’s political crisis to be patriotic and protect their homeland by joining the country’s transition government to complete the ongoing process. Buhari made the call in Doha, Qatar, in a meeting with Chad’s interim president and head of government, General Mehmet Idris Deby-Itno, on the sidelines of the ongoing UN Conference on Least Developed Countries.
Speaking about the developments in Chad, according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President said:
“I watch developments in your country from a safe distance. As a close neighbour, I go to sleep and wake up with the issue on my mind.
“I sympathise with you, not only as a youth but due to the position of some of the groups operating outside the country, including Libya, even though this is a problem you inherited from your father.
“I am really reduced to praying on this matter. Other groups who think they are strong should be patriotic, settle down and secure their own country.”
cc: The Nation Ng