The Ambassador of the Republic of Chad to Nigeria, Ambassador Issa Brahim, yesterday protested against allegation that his country is behind Boko Haram insurgency ravaging some parts of the country.
The envoy was protesting against a comment credited to former head of state retired General Muhammadu Buhari and an opinion piece titled ‘Boko Haram: Time for inquest into Chad’s role” by Muhammad Al-Ghazali published by Daily Trust on November 25. And other recent critical articles published by NewsRescue.
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According to him, “I believe General Buhari is a knowledgeable person who should understand better for him to venture into this kind of allegation. Chad has nothing to do with the Boko Haram.”
He added that his country is only trying to help Nigeria fight the insurgency and does not expect anybody to be pointing accusing finger at them.
While tracing the history of Chad from inception, the ambassador said despite the fact that his country was colonised by France, it has always resisted invasion in any part of Africa.
He added that Northern region of Chad has always been under military administration which shows that Chad has never accepted French domination.
“Far from being a puppet of France, Chadian government is concerned with the principle of freedom in Africa which is demonstrated in some parts of the continent by resisting invasion on them,” he added.
The envoy therefore called on the writer of the opinion to have retrospect into Chad’s history before writing on the country and to review what he wrote regarding it.