Posted by News Express | 15 October 2014 | 2,578 times
A bilateral defence meeting between Nigeria and Cameroon is scheduled to commence today at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja “in furtherance of various international contacts by Nigeria in the efforts to stamp out the scourge of terrorism in the sub-region.”
According to Nigeria’s Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, “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 forum, which is a follow-up to previous international and regional meetings to foster a common ground in the fight against insurgency and terrorism, is to 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 talk is expected to advance the collaboration to contain the activities of terrorists in the two countries through coordinated military operations along the borders.”
The Nigeria-Cameroun meeting is coming at the heels of a similar one of foreign ministers of the two countries, Chad, Niger and Benin Republic held last week on appropriate legal framework for cross border military operations against the Boko Haram terrorists in the region.
•Photo shows Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh.
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