The Cameroonian Army has commended the gallant effort of the Nigerian Army in chasing away Boko Haram terrorists from the country.
The Commander Sector 1 of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Brig.-Gen. Bouba Dobekreo said this when he visited General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 division, Nigerian Army Brig.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu in Maiduguri. Col. Mustapha Anka, spokesman of the division stated this in a statement in Maiduguri.
Dobekreo commended army for its gallantry in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency, saying that such action has shown the determination of the Nigerian government to end terrorism. Anka quoted the visitor as saying that the Boko Haram insurgency since its inception had affected the economy of Cameroon, especially as it concerned that Trans Sahara Trade.
Dobekreo described the GOC as a strategist, professional and team player, who believed in synergy and cooperation to achieve set objectives.
He thanked the GOC for all the support his troops enjoyed from his command, especially in the area of information sharing, and promised to the already existing synergy between the two countries.
Dobekreo also described the challenges posed by the terrorists as a test for West African countries to handle security threats in the region by themselves.
He called on West African countries to always be security conscious along the borders of the Chad Basin. The Cameroonian Commander promised to stand by Nigeria to end the insurgency in the shortest possible time.
Responding, the GOC thanked the Cameroonian Commander and then attributed their success to the relationship between the two countries through collaboration and capacity building in the fight against insurgency. He described the visit as timely, saying it would afford the Commanders the opportunity to sit and re-strategise for the final onslaught against the terrorists.