President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived N’Djamena to participate in the Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the presidential aircraft conveying the President and members of his entourage including some of his personal aides and three state governors landed at the Hassan Djamous International Airport N’Djamena at about 9.40 a.m.
Those at the airport to welcome the President included Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Interior, Mr. Jeoffrey Onyaema and retired Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau.
Others were Minister of Defence, retired Brig.- Gen. Mansur Dan Ali; National Security Adviser to the President retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno and the Nigerian Charge d’Affaire, Mr. Nasiru Waje.
Buhari and other regional leaders would join their host and current Chairperson of CEN-SAD Conference, President Idriss Deby Itno, to deliberate on political and security issues, among others.
A statement by presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, on Friday, said the leaders would deliberate on the state of peace and ways to address multifaceted threats in CEN-SAD area, especially Boko Haram and refugees.