Yesterday, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari flew to Cameroon to meet his counterpart, Paul Biya. They are expected to ratify an agreement that will allow their forces to track Boko Haram militants across their borders.
Buhari has previously ratified agreements with the Niger Republic and Chad during his visits to the countries this June.
The relationship between Nigeria and Cameroon has been fraught in the past, particularly due to territorial desputes, especially when it comes to the Bakassi peninsula. However, it seems that they may be able to find an agreement when it concerns such a major security threat such as Boko Haram.
Ahead of Buhari’s visit to Cameroon, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Garba Shehu, told the BBC that “Boko Haram is in disarray and it is doubtful they have any central command.”
“All the countries agreed this operation will not recognise international boundaries – wherever terrorists are they [Boko Haram] will be chased to these locations and they will be fought until they are finished,” Shehu continued.