Cameroon and Nigeria will hence forth step up their concerted action so as to rapidly end the scourge of the Boko Haram terrorist group. This was made clear by the joint communique read at the end of the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Cameroon by the Permanent Secretary at the Nigerian Ministry of Defence, Mr. Alhadji ALIYU ISMAILA, and Cameroon’s Minister of External Relations, Professor Pierre MOUKOKO MBONJO.

President Paul BIYA accompanied the visiting President Muhammadu BUHARI to the Nsimalen International Airport where the departure ceremony was organised to mark the end of the visit of the Nigerian President to Cameroon. The two Heads of State arrived the airport shortly after 10 am and were greeted by a host of State personalities, including the President of the Senate, Marcel NIAT NJIFENJI, the Speaker of the National Assembly Honourable CAVAYE YEGUIE DJIBRIL, the Prime Minister, Head of Government Philemon YANG, the Secretary General at the Presidency of the Republic Ferdinand NGOH NGOH and the Director of the Civil Cabinet Martin BELINGA EBOUTOU.

The Nigerian Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence and the Cameroonian Minister of External Relations then signed and read out the final press release to spell out the content of discussions and undertakings agreed upon during the friendly and working visit of President BUHARI to Cameroon. The two countries pledged greater concertation in the fight against Boko Haram and several other measures to strengthen cooperation ties in matters of security, free movement of peoples and goods, transport and economic development.

The farewell ceremony for President Muhammadu BUHARI consisted of military honours and the greeting of dignitaries before boarding the Nigerian Air Force 001 plane that took off at about 11 am.


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