Cameroon Discusses Security Problems with France
The commander of French troops in Gabon, Francisco Soriano met with Head of State, Paul Biya on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Unity Palace in Yaounde, to discuss ways of battling insecurity in Cameroon caused by the Islamic militant group, Boko Haram.
“Our talks focused on the security challenges Cameroon has been facing lately and the support France will bring” said French ambassador to Cameroon, Christine Robichon after the meeting.
The ambassador, who also attended the meeting, said her country is committed to secure regional security in Central Africa and will help Cameroon to erase the current security challenges.
On his part, General Soriano said the security issues in Central Africa concern the entire sub region and require regional solutions. He said Nigeria, Central African Republic, Cameroon and other countries in the sub-region must collaborate to seek lasting solutions to the security challenges.
Some African leaders of the subregion meeting in Paris on May 17, 2014, had agreed to wage “war” on Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamic militants. President Hollande of France, who hosted the summit, said regional powers had pledged to share intelligence and co-ordinate action against the group.
This meeting was attended by the president of Cameroon, Paul Biya, Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, Chad, Idriss Deby, Niger, Mohamadou Issoufou and Benin, Thomas Yayi Boni. During this meeting, the foundations was laid for cooperation between these countries to deal with the Islamist terrorists born in Nigeria
By Jude Fuhnwi