Abuja - The Federal Government has said that it will collaborate with neighbouring countries to contain the needless violence by the rampaging Fulani herdsmen.
The government said it would consolidate on its existing cordial relationship with Niger Republic, Chad, and Cameroon to curb the influx of herdsmen and other violent elements into Nigeria and improve security around the nation’s borders.
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bolaji Akinremi, said Nigeria has a working relationship with the neighbouring countries on regional security of lives and properties.
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“Of course, we have a cordial relationship with our neighbours and a robust partnership on security and this issue (herdsmen attacks) is a security challenge which the partnership will take cognizance of,” Akinremi said.
Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Republic of Benin had on June 11, 2015 formed a military coalition to fight Boko Haram.
The force, which was established with a budget of $30m, comprises of 8 700 troops from the five countries.
- News 24