Published On: Sat, Feb 13th, 2016

Buhari Pledges Support For ECCAS To Combat Terrorism

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By Sadiq Umar – President Muhammadu Buhari has assured of his administration partnership with the 11 – member Economic Community of Central Africa States (ECCAS) to rid Nigeria and her neighbours of the menace of Boko Haram.President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari gave the assurance Friday at the State House in Abuja, while receiving a message from President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea.

A statement by Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu said the President 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 particularly noted the role of President Mbasogo in bringing about the proposed summit and described the effort as very commendable. He said he was deeply touched by the commitment shown in Nigeria’s security 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, said his President was prepared to expand and share security intelligence and information with Nigeria to help in the war against corruption and terrorism. He also requested for a meeting of the security chiefs from both countries.”

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