Scholars and political analysts said IGAD member countries should be concerned about military activists across Red Sea. Countries of GCC, China, Iran, Europe and Turkey are setting up military stations accross Red Sea. This might influence the peace and security of IGAD nations, according to scholars and political analysts.
Researches show the IGAD region covers an area of 5.2 million km2 with 6960 Km of coastline bordering on the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Toudjoura and the Red Sea.
The IGAD community which is strategically located in the Horn of Africa share borders with Egypt, Libya, Chad, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania.
The IGAD region also shares the Red Sea coast with the Middle Eastern countries which have similar economic, religious, historical, migratory, trade and security zone. The IGAD region is endowed with natural resources but lacks peace and stability.