Former President Dr Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the Chadian people over the death of their President Idriss Debby, describing him as a leader who made considerable contributions to the efforts to stabilise the Sahel region and bring peace to the continent.
Below is the text of Dr Jonathan’s condolence message:
“I am saddened by the sudden death of Chad’s President Idriss Déby. As a leader, he made great efforts to stabilise the Sahel Region and bring peace to the continent.
“ Through the Multinational Joint Task Force, the late President Déby, and the Republic of Chad partnered with Nigeria and our neighbours to address issues of terrorism and other challenges affecting the Lake Chad Region.