LAGOS – The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Aminu Wali, on Tuesday said that Cameroon had deployed about 1,000 soldiers to Nigerian border to fight Boko Haram.
The minister was represented by Amb. Sola Enikanolaiye, a director in the ministry.
He said that the Cameroonian Government’s gesture was an outcome of the Paris Summit on Security in Nigeria.
“In responding to the threat being posed by Boko Haram, Nigeria had to embrace the opportunity presented by the May 17 Paris Summit on Security in Nigeria.
“Since the Paris Summit, 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]
Wali, however, said that rescuing the Chibok 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’s 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]