24, January 2018
President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Tuesday advocated dialogue as the best solution to the political crisis in Southern Cameroon that resulted in the influx of refugees into Nigeria.
Mbasogo, who made the call when he briefed reporters after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, said there is no country without its own peculiar crisis.
There is an ongoing crisis in Cameroon. Thousands have fled the English-speaking areas of the country because of violence and unrest, and many are calling for an independent state.
The visiting leader told reporters that it only behooves the parties concerned to put heads together and embrace dialogue as the platform for solution to the crisis.
“Cameroon is a big nation whose crisis requires the concern of all forces. There is no nation without its own crisis,” he added.
“What is required is to seek solution through dialogue and use it to find a common axis. Those seeking refuge in other lands need to sit down together and find solution through dialogue. It is only through that, they can find solution to the crisis,” the visiting president said.
He applauded Buhari’s efforts in checking the activities of Boko Haram sect, adding that the Nigerian leader had been doing a great job in the fight against insurgency within and beyond Nigeria.
The visiting president told his audience that President Buhari had so far succeeded in degrading the Boko Haram insurgents, noting that the insurgent group is almost eliminated but for pockets of attacks still being carried out by them.