The Republic of Chad has warned Nigerians to be wary of misleading videos and images being circulated about the recent routing of Boko Haram by its forces.
The embassy in a statement on Wednesday said the videos were of dubious origins. It also said some dated as far back as 2015.
The embassy said the videos and images have been circulated “to wrongly attribute to his Excellency Idriss Deby Itno, President of the Republic of Chad, completely distorted remarks, taken out of its context and alleging inaction or non-participation of the Nigerian army in the fight against Boko Haram.
“The Embassy of Chad strongly rejects and denounces this regrettable misinformation which only aims at deteriorating the excellent relations that exist between Their Excellencies President Idriss Deby Itno and His Brother and Counterpart, President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as the cooperation and exemplary and dynamic interaction established between defence and security forces of both sister and neighbouring countries countries, bound by history, geography, culture and blood”.
P.M.News reported on Tuesday that contrary to the news being peddled in Nigeria, President Deby gave Nigeria credit for the routing of Boko Haram from the Lac region of his country.
Deby who has relocated from Ndjamena to Baga Sola in the Lac Region said Nigeria provided ‘fairly substantial equipment’, in support of the six-day Operation Anger of Bohoma.