After the host president Bazoum assured that Niger and the Nigerian territory suffer numerous casualties from the attacks of the radical Boko Haram group, he said that “we will do everything necessary to secure the two African states”, said the blueprint website citing official sources.
During the exchange with his interlocutor, the ruler of Buhari also thanked the former Nigerian President Mahamadou Issoufou for “his understanding and his sacrifices” to stabilize the region.
For his part, the current Nigerian President Bazoum, who won the presidential elections held on April 2, stated that the two West African states had common interests. Hence, it is important to maintain a good relationship.
The guide also expressed Niamey’s willingness to cooperate with Abuja on security issues.
Government troops from countries such as Nigeria, Niger and Chad are currently fighting against Boko Haram and other extremist organizations whose violent actions in the north of this country and around the Lake Chad Basin have left thousands of dead, wounded and abducted people.
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