- The Chadian president, Idris Deby, is said to be in Nigeria for bilateral talks
- Deby was received by President Muhammad Buhariat State House, Abuja
- President Deby arrived in Abuja on Saturday, March 27
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Emerging reports state that President Muhammadu Buhari is convening a crucial meeting with Idriss Deby, the leader of the Republic of Chad, at Aso Rock.
President Deby arrived at the State House and was received by his Nigerian counterpart on Saturday, March 27, The Nation reports.
One among the prominent government officials with President Buhari at the reception of Deby was Geoffrey Onyeama, the minister of foreign affairs.
Vanguard reports that other persons include the director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufa’i, the National Security Adviser (NSA) Babagana Monguno, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister, Mohammed Bello.
Meanwhile, President Buhari on Friday, March 26, received in audience former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) at the State House, Abuja.
The president's personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad, disclosed via a tweet posted on his verified handle, @BashirAhmaad.
Though the presidential aide did not disclose what the two leaders discussed, Legit.ng noted that it might have to do with the current security challenges the country was facing.
General Abdulasalmi, among other things, said dialogue is not the best option to address the crisis. According to the retired general, the best way to solve Nigeria’s banditry and other security issues was to first make sure that the crimes are not committed.
In another report, Nigeria's former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, had said that the security threats faced by Nigeria could be tackled with long-term planning.
Babangida, in an interview on Tuesday, February 23, stated that the nation can overcome its security issues if those in the position of authority plan appropriately.
Legit.ng gathered that he said quashing the threats posed by kidnappers, bandits, and the insurgents require a lot of planning, adding that it is not a short-term plan.