Nigeria To Partner Central Africa On Boko Haram

Nigeria Equatorial Guinea
Photograph: Femi Adesina

Nigeria has signified its interest in partnering the Economic Community of Central Africa States, ECCAS, in the war against terrorism, particularly the threat of Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin area.

President Muhammadu Buhari made this known on Friday while receiving a message of support from the President of Equatorial Guinea, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. He welcomed the move for a joint meeting between ECCAS and the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS.



    Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, in a statement said that President Mbasogo, whose message was delivered by a special envoy, Juan Antonio Bibang Nchuchuma, assured that Eguatorial Guinea was willing to share intelligence with Nigeria that will help in the fight against terrorism and corruption.

    He further requested a meeting between the two countries’ security chiefs.

    Shehu said President Buhari welcomed his Equatorial Guinean counterpart’s proposal, which he said was commendable.

    “President Buhari said he was deeply touched by the commitment shown in Nigeria’s security by Equatorial Guinea and gave assurances of his commitment to enhancing security and bilateral relations between the two countries,” the statement read.


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