The Nigerian government has promised to support the government of Cameroon in handling the Anglophone crisis.
The information was revealed yesterday December 7, 2017 by the High Commissioner of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Lawam Abba Gashagar, in an audience granted him by the Head of State President Paul Biya.
In the audience which lasted for about 30 mins, the special envoy of the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed to the Head of State, the special message from the Nigerian government.
Talking about the current crisis prevailing in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon, the Nigerian diplomat denies any involvement.
Lawan Abba Gashagar also stressed that, Nigeria has no reason supporting secessionists vindicating, under the name “Ambazonia” and clamouring the independence of Anglophone regions.
Instead, he indicated that, Nigeria was for peace to come back in Cameroon and also for the conservation of territorial integrity.
Concerning secessionists residing in Nigeria, the diplomate explained that following the bilateral agreement, citizens of both countries are allowed to stay for three months in one or other country without a visa.
Meanwhile, this regulation implies full respect of laws and regulations of the host country and forbids them to plot anything against their home country.
It’s worth noting that the Nigerian envoy was decorated with a medal by the President of the Republic.