President Goodluck Jonathan Friday called for cooperation between Nigeria and neighbouring countries in the war against terrorism.
The president spoke when he had an audience with a Special Envoy of President Paul Biya of Cameroon, Mr. Emmanuel Sadi Rene.
The envoy delivered a special message from the Cameroonian leader.
Jonathan said Boko Haram and other criminal groups that operate in the countriesâ€™ border regions must be seen as a common threat to them all.
According to him, Nigeria and its neighbours must take urgent action to harmonise their strategies and efforts to roll-back the menace of Boko Haram and other violent criminal gangs that operate between their borders.
â€œThe issue of Boko Haram remains worrisome. If it is not properly handled, it could affect the security of neighbouring countries. We therefore expect maximum cooperation from all countries within our region to rout the sectâ€ Jonathan added.
Mr. Rene had conveyed President Biyaâ€™s assurance to President Jonathan that Cameroon was committed to cooperating fully with Nigeria to combat all forms of terrorism and cross-border criminality.
He also assured President Jonathan that the Cameroonian government would never allow its territory to become a safe haven for terrorists or a base for the destabilisation of Nigeria.