In furtherance of various international contacts by Nigeria in the efforts to stamp out the scourge of terrorism in the sub-region, a bilateral defence meeting between Nigeria and Cameroun was held at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.
The three-day meeting which was hosted by Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh had in attendance his Cameroonian counterpart and his country’s military delegation. The forum which was a follow-up to previous international and regional meetings to foster a common ground in the fight against insurgency and terrorism is to fashion out ways of strengthening the existing working relationship and cooperation between the two Armed Forces in the war against terror in the West African sub-region. The bilateral talk advanced the collaboration to contain the activities of terrorists in the two countries through coordinated military operations along the borders.
The meeting between the two countries is coming at the heels of a similar parley of foreign ministers of Nigeria, Chad, Cameroun, Niger and Benin Republic held earlier in the week on appropriate legal framework for cross border military operations against the Boko Haram terrorists in the region.
In another development, the Nigerian military has shrugged off the purported beheading of a pilot in a video trending in cyberspace as a common antic of terrorists to show extreme violent acts to demoralise citizens.
In a tweet by the Director Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, the military declared that the act will not deter troops from comprehensively routing terrorists from their hideouts.
The military assured Nigerian that no level or amount of barbaric display of bestial atrocities will distract the Nigerian military from sustaining the tempo of ongoing operations to decimate, degrade and bring the remanants of the terrorists already in disarray to due justice.
The campaign against terror is still recording the expected result in the front. The military spokesperson concluded by urging Nigerians not to despair.