"Chad is of primordial importance in Nigeria's foreign policy consideration for many reasons. In this way, Nigeria has been put in a position where she had to monitor and react to the day-to-day situational fact of the Chadian crisis. Chad might have not been of importance as such had there been no factor of geographical proximity. With the intensification of the war, there has been an atmosphere of insecurity, poverty and economic development in Chad itself, a situation which obliged many Chadian refugees to seek survival in Nigeria."