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CAMEROON-NIGERIA FINE-TUNE SECURITY TACTICS IN ABUJA

Cameroon and Nigeria, two brotherly and friendly countries sharing close to 2,000 border lines, are currently revising strategies in view of handling common security challenges starring them in the face. This is within the framework of the 8th session of Cameroon-Nigeria transborder Security Committee meeting that rumbled off in Abuja, Nigeria on Tuesday August 23, 2021.

The conclave holding at the Hilton Hotel in Abuja is a follow up to the seventh meeting which held in Cameroon in July 2019.Cameroon's delegation to the Abuja session is led by Territorial Administration Minister, Atanga Nji Paul who underscored the importance President Paul Biya attaches to peace and security within and without Cameroon. The MINAT boss, in a speech during the opening ceremony, enjoined experts from the two countries to show proof of patriotism throughout deliberations so as to propose workable solutions for consideration by the Heads of State of Cameroon and Nigeria. Nigeria's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs as well as the National Security Adviser, leader of the Nigerian delegation in separate speeches said concerted efforts are needed to win the battle against growing insecurity threatening peaceful coexistence along the borders. After the opening ceremony, the session's participants went into four sub committees so as to better handle pressing issues adequately. 8th session of the Cameroon/ Nigeria trans border security committee. The two day session which began today August 24, 2021 have in attendance, experts from the security, diplomatic, economic and finance services of both Cameroon and Nigeria. This session is coming at a time when secessionists activities in Cameroon and threats from jihadists in Northern Nigeria are common problems in both countries. Cameroon's five Governors who's regions share borders with Nigeria that is the Far North, North, Adamawa, North West and South West regions are part of the delegation from Cameroon to brainstorm with their peers. Discussions on security and economic issues are amongst issues discussed. MINAT is accompanied by the Minister Delegate in Charge of the Commonwealth Felix Mbayu, Secretary of State in Charge of the National Gendarmerie Galax Etoga, DGRE( Directorate General for External Research) Maxine Eko Eko, Secretary General at the Delegation of National Security ‘ Divisionnaire’Baya Dominique , Director General of Customs Edwin Fongod, Director General of ANIF (National Agency for Financial Investigation). The Abuja conclave ends on Wednesday August 25, 2021.