Cameroon Never Aided Boko Haram, Paul Biya


President Paul Biya of Cameroon has denied reports that his country served as safe haven for Boko Haram fighters, saying that it had nothing to gain from helping the terrorist group.

Biya spoke during a joint press conference with his host, President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Transcorp Hilton hotel in Abuja following the conclusion of his two-day state visit.



    “Cameroon was never reluctant in the fight against Boko Haram. Yes, I heard this piece of information (Cameroon’s support for Boko Haram). I heard it in New York during conferences that Cameroon serves as a base for Boko Haram.

    “What can Cameroon benefit from that? Are we going to benefit from their ideologies or are we going to benefit from finances? No,” he explained. “It was just a bad press and Cameroon remains focused and committed to the fight against Boko Haram.”

    President Buhari assured that Nigeria, as a law abiding country, was not seeking to tap resources from the disputed Bakassi Peninsular ceded to Cameroon by the International Court of Justice.

    The President also applauded the role of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, Cameroon and other members of the Multinational Joint Task Force for their role in the victory against Boko Haram.


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