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Boko Haram: You can't take glory for Nigeria's 10-year-long war efforts — Military tells Chad

It said Nigerian military left a legacy of clinical finishing that restored democratic rule to the then war-torn Sierra Leone, and Liberia and would not allow its contributions in the North-east to be whittled down.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

/ by Joe Adams
Chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai 
Nigeria’s Military High Command wednesday declared that the Republic of Chad cannot take the glory for Nigeria’s war efforts in the 10-year-long insurgency war in the North-east and the Lake Chad Basin.

It said Nigerian military left a legacy of clinical finishing that restored democratic rule to the then war-torn Sierra Leone, and Liberia and would not allow its contributions in the North-east to be whittled down.


This is coming as the Nigerian Army (NA) has taken delivery of high-grade armoured tanks and artillery trucks purchased by the federal government to boost the war against insurgency.

The military argued that the position of Chad was an end game that usually characterises the end of such a long-running conflict.




Speaking wednesday at a press briefing in Abuja, Coordinator, Directorate of Defence Media Operations (DDMO), Major General John Enenche, said officially Nigeria had no issues with Chad with regard to the war against insurgency.

The military spoke against the backdrop of the claim by President Idris Derby that Nigeria was not forthcoming in prosecuting the war.



The Chadian leader was quoted as saying that his troops occupied some Nigerian territories, which should ordinarily be manned by Nigerian troops and concluded that Nigeria was slowing the war effort down.

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