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Cameroon, Nigeria strategise to thwart Boko Haram

15 October 2014, 08:02Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Nigerian and Cameroonian military authorities were scheduled to meet in Abuja on Wednesday to map strategies to stamp out terrorism in the region.

According to a statement from the Defense Headquarters, where the meeting is  scheduled, the meeting is in furtherance of various international contacts by Nigeria in the efforts to combat the scourge chiefly perpetrated by the Boko Haram sect.

“The three-day meeting which is being hosted by Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh will have in attendance his Cameroonian counterpart and his country’s military delegation,” the statement said.

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According to the statement, the forum is a follow-up to previous international and regional meetings to foster a common ground in the fight against insurgency and terrorism.

“The meeting will also fashion out ways of strengthening the existing working relationship and cooperation between the two Armed Forces in the war against terror in the West African sub-region. The bilateral talks are expected to advance the collaboration to contain the activities of terrorists in the two countries through coordinated military operations along the borders.”

The meeting between the two countries follows a similar convention of foreign ministers of Benin Republic, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria held earlier in the week on appropriate legal framework for cross border military operations against the Boko Haram terrorists in the region.

The sect has killed thousands locally and neighbouring countries in an attempt to impose Islam on Nigeria.

– CAJ News


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