According to report reaching oyogist.com, President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged the support of Nigeria to the Republic of Cameroon to ensure it remains an indivisible country amid secession agitation.
In a statement by Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesperson, the President made the pledge while receiving Mr. Felix Mbayu, a Special Envoy from President Paul Biya of Cameroon.
The president noted that Nigeria and Cameroon share historical ties and common borders, which according to him, make it imperative for the two countries to look out for each other’s well-being.
“You will have problems if your neighbors are not cultivated. And our relationship with Cameroon had been very clear since when I was serving in the military. The country offered us the needed support during our Civil War,” the President said.
President Buhari said Nigeria is aware of the separatist agitation by Ambazonia stressing that it was in the interest of Nigeria “to ensure that Cameroon is stable, and we will be steadfast in our support for you.”
Recall that the Ambazonian separatists in the Anglophone territories of Northwest Region and Southwest Region (collectively known as Southern Cameroons) have continued to agitate for separation of the country.
In his remarks, Mr Felix Mbayu, who is also Minister Delegate in Charge of Cooperation with the Commonwealth, said President Biya was happy with the role Nigeria was playing in Africa, noting that the two neighbours share not just borders and historical ties, “but also common challenges.”