3, June 2016
The world’s most barbaric terrorist group, Boko Haram, is losing steam after carrying out attacks on civilian populations and Defence and Security Forces for about two years. While opening the Second Ordinary Session of the Senate yesterday, June 2, 2016, Senate President, Marcel Niat Njifenji extended Senators’ “warmest and heartiest” congratulations to Cameroon’s Defence and Security Forces as well as the “pride and gratitude” of the Senate for their vigilance and effectiveness.
“Boko Haram has been kept out of our borders and its logistical and operational capacities have been impaired,” he told the chamber, commending President Paul Biya for sparing no effort to give the Defence and Security Forces the best resources to bravely sustain the war against terrorism. While recommending the vigilance of the entire population, President Niat Njifenji praised Cameroonians for their resilient and mature spirit as they celebrated with patriotic fervour the 44thNational Day last May 20, 2016.
The Senate President also dwelled on the need for socio-economic development, urging government to ensure that it is enjoyed by the entire population. Senators, he promised, will stand by the Head of State for the implementation of relevant recommendations of the International Economic Conference that held in Yaounde from17th to 18th May, 2016.
The plenary sitting was attended by the President of the National Assembly, Cavaye Yeguie Djibril, the Prime Minister, Head of Government, Philemon Yang, the President of the Pan-African Parliament, Roger Nkodo Dang, as well as cabinet ministers, members of the diplomatic corps and other State dignitaries.