Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari says
his administration will partner the 11-member Economic Community of Central
Africa States (ECCAS) to rid Nigeria and its neighbours of the menace of Boko
The president made the statement in Abuja on Friday when he
received a message from President Obiang Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea.
Buhari said he welcomed the effort to organise a joint
meeting between ECCAS and the Economic Community of West African States
(ECOWAS) with a view to coordinating their responses to the threat of terrorism
in the Lake Chad Basin area.
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He noted the role of Mbasogo in bringing about the proposed
summit and described the effort as very commendable.
Buhari said he was deeply touched by the commitment shown in
Nigeria’s security by Equatorial Guinea and gave assurances of his commitment
to enhancing security and bilateral relations between the two countries.
The Special Envoy of the Equatorial Guinean President, Mr
Juan Nchuchuma, who brought the message, said his president was prepared to
expand and share security intelligence and information with Nigeria to help in
the war against corruption and terrorism.
He also requested for a meeting of the security chiefs from