Chad‘s military has complained that the Nigerian Military has not been very cooperative with them in the war against deadly terrorist group, Boko Haram in some territories and many analysts have said the reason might be that it would be disappointing and embarrassing that the Nigerian Military, which was once named one of the best in the world has to seek the help of a smaller neighbouring country like Chad to help fight against terrorism in it’s country.
According to reports, Chadian army spokesman Colonel Azem Bermandoa was quoted saying;
“We turned back because Nigeria did not authorize us to go any further.”
Analysts have further insinuated that it will be humilliating for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan who is seeking reelection in the 28th March elections. Allowing a smaller country to help fight against Boko Haram is said to be harmful to the president’s presidential ambition.
Considering the Chadian Military victory over Al Qaeda in Mali two years ago, Chad‘s soldiers believes it has the expereince to defeat Boko Haram alone. Last week, Chadian soldiers victory over Boko Haram in Gambaru, a town located at the Nigeria-Cameroon border was reported with evidences of captured Boko Haram members and the weapons used in the gun battle.
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Mike Omeri, the Cordinator of Nigeria’s National Information Centre said that the co-operation between Chadian and Nigerian militaries has brought some military successes and any issues would be resolved via command structures.
However Colonel Azem Bermandoa of Chad Military made a very shocking claim that there has been no joint cooperation between the two countries military forces. He claimed that Chad‘s offer to help capture Baga, a town in Borno State that was extremely destroyed in January was repelled.