The minister of information and supervising minister of defence, Mr Labaran Maku has said that the federal government is working to secure the support of Cameroon to halt the infiltration of insurgents into the country from the Cameroon border to carry out occasional attacks in isolated locations in the North-east region, Leadership reports.
Maku in a statement said that the cooperation of Camaroon will help the fight against insurgency.
The recent attacks on Bama as we know came from across the border of Cameroon. We are working hard to reach out to the Cameroonian government and other international agencies to ensure that we continue to put pressure on the insurgency from both sides of the boundary so that in the end, by the grace of God, we would witness greater successes against the insurgency in 2014.
What is clear is that in the year 2013, tremendous success was made and most of the insurgents that infiltrated into other states from the North East when the pressure went there were picked up. Some were picked up as far away as Lagos and Ogun and a number of them are in detention and trial is going on gradually.
Maku points out that stamping out insurgency has gone a long way to contain terrorism in some parts of the country in the last one year. He stresses that more efforts to stamp out insurgency is a topmost priority of the federal government.
The minister in a phone-in programme on Radio Nigeria, noted that the massive deployment of men and material through the establishment of the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri had stemmed the tide of attacks by insurgents in the North East.