President Muhammadu Buhari has attributed the spate of insecurity spreading across most parts of West Africa to mercenaries of the late Muammar Gaddafi of Libya.
Buhari who spoke on Tuesday, at the State House in Abuja while receiving a special envoy from Chad, said the killer squad recruited and trained by the late Libyan strongman, are the ones causing destruction in West Africa as they have no other talent apart from killing.
Buhari noted that with the death of Gaddafi, the “mercenaries became scattered and spread out into the Sahel region, causing insecurity and chaos wherever they found themselves.”
Buhari also pledged Nigeria’s solidarity and continuous “support for the Republic of Chad, noting that Nigeria is not just a neighbour to the country, but also a brother country.”
In a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari stated that Nigeria appreciates the support from Chad in tackling insurgency and insecurity in the region.
“We are aware of the problem Chad has with Libya, which supports some Chadian rebels, trying to destabilize the country,” the statement reads.