President Muhammadu Buhari today commenced a two-day visit to Cameroon to hold talks with President Paul Biya and senior Cameroonian officials in continuation of his efforts to build a more effective regional coalition against Boko Haram.
Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina indicated yesterday that talks between the two leaders would focus on the full activation and deployment of the Multinational Joint Task Force against Boko Haram established under the auspices of the Lake Chad Basin Commission. They will also discuss further joint measures to curb terrorism, violent extremism and other cross-border crimes.
President Buhari had on his delegation several state governors Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Defence and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency.
The governors on the entourage are Alhaji Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa State, Mr. Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima of Borno State, Mr. Ben Ayade of Cross River State and Mr. Darius Ishaku of Taraba State.
President Buhari, who is due back in Abuja on Thursday, will also meet with Nigerians living in Cameroon.
Upon his return, the President will on Saturday undertake a one-day trip to the Benin Republic for talks with President Boni Yayi.