Biya Seeks International Support to Fight Boko Haram
YAOUNDE, CAMEROON- Cameroon’s President, Paul Biya, has appealed for International support and coordinated action against the Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram following release of a video on Social media in which the sect’s leader Aboubakar Shekau threatens Cameroon with violence.
Mr Biya, Thursday, January 8, condemned the delay in implementing an agreement to set up a Regional Force to spearhead the fight against the Islamic group, signed with other states bordering Nigeria.
He requested the African Union and other International bodies to propose a global response to the rising terrorism threat.
“Jihadist and Boko Haram terrorism could only be dealt with by handling the issue globally and from an international perspective for the distance that separates a country from the conflict zone is not a sign of safety”.
Biya also said the International community should mobilize forces to combat international terrorism which is gradually becoming a threat to international peace and stability.
The Cameroonian president vowed to stiffen the fight against the terrorist movement whose activities in the Northern part of the country cripples the Economy.
Boko Haram leader Aboubakar Shekau, earlier on Monday 05, had threatened Cameroon in a video message on YouTube, warning that the same fate would befall the country as neighbouring Nigeria.
By Blaise Whumo
Edited by Jude Fuhnwi