Boko Haram: Cameroon deploys troops to Nigeria border – Wali

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LAGOS – The Minister Foreign Affairs, Amb. Aminu Wali, on said Cameroon had deployed about 1,000 soldiers to Nigerian border to fight .

Wali made the statement in Lagos at the Nigerian Institute International Affairs (NIIA) 17th Brainstorming Session on “Nigeria’ Foreign Policy: Community and Situation”.

The minister was represented by Amb. Sola Enikanolaiye, a in the ministry.

He said the Cameroonian Government’ gesture was an outcome the Paris on in Nigeria.

“In responding to the threat being posed by , Nigeria had to embrace the opportunity presented by the 17 Paris on in Nigeria.

“Since the Paris , a number of significant steps have been taken, especially establishment of the Intelligence Fusion Centre, technical assistance by our international partners and deployment by Cameroon of 1,000 troops.’’[eap_ad_2]

The minister also said the meeting of the foreign ministers in on June 12 took steps aimed at strengthening the response to the girls’ abduction and tackling menace.

Wali, however, said that rescuing the girls would require extreme care, tact and patience so as not to expose the girls to harm.

“Our security forces are, therefore, taking utmost care in dealing with the situation,’’ he said.

Amb. Tayo Ogunsilire, President of Association of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria (ARCAN), said that there were challenges in the effectiveness of the nation’ foreign service.

“The reality is that the service is nowhere near fulfillment of the hopes and aspirations of the founding fathers and pioneers of the service,’’ he said. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]