President Muhammadu Buhari is set to visit Cameroon after the Ramadan for talks with his Cameroonian counterpart, Mr Paul Biya, to intensify bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and its neighbours in the war against terrorism.
The Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday obtained by the Street Journal said the visit was on Biya’s invitation.
It said the invitation was delivered to the president by Mr Sadi Rene Emmanuel, the Cameroonian Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation.
It quoted Buhari as saying to the envoy: “I am happy that the President has sent you. As you must have observed, I was in Niger and Chad over this issue.
“I planned to be in Cameroon afterwards, but I received an invitation to attend the Group of Seven (G7) meeting in Germany.
“I had to attend the meeting because Boko Haram has been internationalised and it was part of the discussions there.’’
The statement said the Special Envoy assured Buhari of President Biya’s fraternity, sympathy and brotherly commitment to working with Nigeria to end the Boko Haram insurgency.
The Cameroonian envoy, it said, pledged his country’s readiness to cooperate with Nigeria in reinforcing the collective efforts towards eradicating the Boko Haram insurgency.