EQUATORIAL GUINEA TO ASSIST NIGERIA IN THE FIGHT AGAINST INSURGENCY

Ridding Nigeria completely the Boko Haram scourge has become paramount to the Nigerian government and partnering with the international community is another step. President Muhammadu Buhari is talking with the Economic Community of Central African states in that regard. Receiving a message from President of Equatorial Guinea, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Buhari says he welcomed the effort to organize a joint meeting between ECCAS and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with a view to coordinating their responses to the threat of terrorism in the Lake Chad Basin area.

The President acknowledges the role of President Mbasogo in bringing about the proposed summit and described the effort as very commendable. President Buhari is also impressed with the concern for Nigeria’s security problems by Equatorial Guinea and gave assurances of his commitment to enhancing security and bilateral relations between the two countries.

The Special Envoy of the Equatorial Guinean President, Mr. Juan Antonio Bibang Nchuchuma who brought the message, says President mbasogo is prepared to expand and share security intelligence and information with Nigeria to help in the war against corruption and terrorism while requesting for a meeting of the Security Chiefs from both countries.

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