The President of the Republic of Chad, Idris Deby, who is a member of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) against Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP), has issued an ultimatum to Nigeria and the Niger Republic.
He gave them a deadline of April 22 to occupy its territory that was captured from Boko Haram because they want to withdraw their troop from those locations.
Deby who warned the two countries that whether they take over or not, their troop will be withdrawn from the territories on that same day.
Deby speaking in an interview with national TV in Arabic said, “We have lost our troops who want to protect Lake Chad and the Sahel. Chadian soldiers will not take part in any military mission outside chad.”
“Chad is shouldering the war against Boko Haram alone” Deby Complained
The Chad Army spokesman, Colonel Azem Bermendoa Agouna, told AFP news agency that during the operation against Boko Haram that was launched on March 31, they lost 52 troops.
“We killed one thousand terrorists, destroyed 50 motorized canoes,” Aguona said
What do you think will happen if Nigerian soldiers refuse to take over?