President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will always be there for the Republic of Chad, as the two countries are not only neighbours but brothers.

The President spoke while receiving a Special Envoy from Chad President, Idris Deby at the State House Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari noted that Nigeria appreciates the support she was getting in tackling insecurity from the neighbouring country.

He stated that Nigeria was aware of the problem Chad had with Libya, which supports some Chadian rebels, trying to destabilize the country.

The President noted that the instability in Libya after 42 years of Muammar Gaddafi affects all of the countries in the Sahel region.

“From Mauritania to Central Africa Republic, Gaddafi recruited gunmen, who learnt to do nothing else than to kill”.

President Muhammadu Buhari pointed out that when the former Libyan Leader was killed, the gunmen escaped with their arms, and are wreaking havoc all over the place now.

He stressed that Nigeria was grateful to Chad for the diverse kinds of support given to combat the Boko Haram insurgency,

The President assured that Nigeria would always back up Chad in its local and international aspirations.

The Special Envoy, Mr Amine Abba-Sidick, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Chadians Abroad, conveyed a message from his President, whom he said sent fraternal greetings to President Buhari and Nigerians in general.

BELLO WAKILI