A joint security meeting with Nigeria and cameroon stakeholders in Maiha Local Government area of Adamawa,North Eastern part of Nigeria was said to bring a lasting peace that eluded the two bordering communities.
The Executive Chairman of Maiha Local Government,Honourable Idi Aminu explained his concern of the high level of insecurity and protracted trend of activities of armed men that includes robbery, kidnapping, cattle rustling and arms trafficking among others menace has being an order of the day.
Idi lamented that Nigeria and Cameroon has been making fruitless efforts to curtail the situation but goes unabated hence the need to have a collaborative join meeting to find a permanent solution the seeming uncontrollable crime.
The meeting which held in Maiha last weekend was attended by critical security stakeholders from Mubi zone , Nigeria and Cameroon.
The Chairman while delivering his welcome address believe that the move will gear toward finding a lasting solutions to not only the threat on ground, but also create future synergy that will ensure peaceful coexistence, as well as economic development.
He enumerated some instances where kidnappers abducted Nigeria victims and crossed over to Cameroon territory. A place where territorial jurisdiction deterred Nigeria able security men to continued the chase.
He then called on the Cameroon Representatives to help suggests possible ways to arrest the situation, while promising to play along with whatever happened to be their conditions.
In their response, security chief from Cameroon,M. Abdoulaye,Commander Gendarmerie Demsa, Cameroon,aligned that, there is no gainsay that the two countries suffers the trend of all the outlined threats.
Abdoulaye continue to say that neutralizing the security threats in the two countries demands sincere and patriotic approach, commitment and synergy between the two sides.
“Cameroon had taken drastic measures against the group, which mostly now takes refuge in Nigeria. The development that further necessitated the bilateral approach. In conclusion, they agreed to abide by whatever resolution the forum reached, aimed at fighting the hoodlums.” He said
The two countries resolved to Share information relating to the activities of the armed men, especially when in pursuit by either authority. They agreed to establish a community based peace committee at especially border communities, aimed at identifying and providing information on the group activities and movements.
They also agreed to Conduct routine multinational patrol operations by the borderline to checkmate the group plans and operations. And the said they will Establish operational camp at Wuroladde village of Sarou district, Nigeria,With a capacity of a hundred members of joint vigilante, hunters and Fulani association, to be supervised and guided by security agencies of the two countries.
Provision of logistics support to Wuroladde camp. That includes vehicles for security agencies, as well as armaments and food stuff for the inhabitants of the camp. At the expense of Nigeria was one of things they agreed to be doing.
ACP VONCHIR A. the Police Area Commandant Mubi, in his contribution said, the idea of forming a joint team in conjunction with a good security outfits and that of the Fulani association will go along way in tackling the group. Giving instances with the success of similar modus oparandi that yielded results at Mubi axis. He advised that the system should be improved with liaison and proper communication and information sharing with Cameroon forces. Aimed at checkmating the group usual crossover.