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Jonathan Takes Terrorism Talks To Neighbouring Chad

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan


Niyi Adeyi

President Goodluck Jonathan will on Monday in Ndjamena hold  talks with the Chadian’s President, Idriss Deby to establish a strong alliance against terrorism and violent extremism.

In a press statement issued Sunday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, Jonathan ongoing talks with President Deby who is also the current Chairman of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council, was a follow up to their discussions in Nairobi last week, on the sidelines of the African Union Peace and Security Council Summit.

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan

The statement indicated that President Jonathan and his host would discuss further on 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”.

Abati pointed out that the discussions were expected to lead to 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 President who is billed to return to Abuja Tuesday, was 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.

He is equally expected to attend international conference on Information Technology and Communication as the Special Guest of Honour slated for Tuesday.



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