- A delegation of the Cameroonian military was received by Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno
- The military delegates led by their commander, General Saly Mohammadou, to Maiduguri on Thursday, Dcember 3
- The representatives of the African nation's armed forces are to share experience with the state government on how to tackle insurgency
Governor Babagana Zulum on Thursday, December 3, received General Saly Mohammadou, the commander of the 4th region of Cameroonian who led a military delegation to Maiduguri.
The mission of Commander Mohammadou in Nigeria is to exchange experiences on the anti-terrorism war and approve on the existing collaboration with the nation on the issue, Daily Trust reports.
He first acknowledged the profound political support of Governor Zulum in the fight against insurgency in Lake Chad.
Mohammadou recalled that the Borno governor's efforts help to establish military operations in the region which in turn created a conducive environment for the return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) whose lives have been affected by organised violent crimes.
On his part, Zulum noted that a stronger tie between both nations is key at this critical time and went on to make a case for better trans-border trade.
The governor added:
“Most of our people share the same tradition and culture. Though the insecurity has affected all the countries in the Lake Chad region, all our economies were affected. Therefore, there is need for us to come together and fight this insurgency.”
“The issue of trans border trade is very important, all of us know Banki. We are doing everything possible to reopen Banki market, we are planning to reopen Bama-Banki road. Let us support the security architectures so that we can ensure free movement of our people.”
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had called on Nigerians to hold the All Progressives Congress (APC) responsible for the incessant killings of fellow citizens, especially in the northern part of the country.
The opposition party's spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Thursday, December 3, alleged that the APC-led administration has failed to equip the security forces in order to subdue and completely defeat insurgents that have constantly struck terror in the minds of Nigerian, apart from wreaking havoc on so many already.
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