Cameroon – Cooperation: Road traffic resumes between Cameroon and Nigeria

Written by Deckson N.

Closed following the proliferation of Boko Haram attacks, several road corridors between Cameroon and Nigeria have been reopened.

Progressively, road traffic normally resumes between Cameroon and Nigeria. The announcement is from the Governor of the Far North Region. Midjiyawa Bakary who spoke on Dec. 12 after the 3rd workshop on cross-border cooperation between Cameroon and Nigeria. He announced the reopening of several corridors on the border between the two countries, reports La Nouvelle Expression (LNE) on newsstands on December 13, 2016.

I personally was on the field in Kousseri last week supervising the reopening. It’s been two weeks since men and goods crossed the border without any problems. Schools at the border have been reopened and traffic between Gamboru-Amchide-Fotokol passes smoothly. All arrangements have been made for the Joint Multinational Force to accompany merchants on both sides. We are also re-opening Bankui-Amchidé, “the Governor said.

During the meeting, the representatives of the two countries examined the 170 km of border that separates Cameroon and Nigeria. The aim is to ensure cross-border cooperation better suited to the context, as Jules Doret Ndongo, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, in charge of decentralized communities, has emphasized.

Life is gradually returning to normal on the border between Cameroon and Nigeria. But there are still some adjustments to be made. “Obviously after two or three years of war, we are not going to say that with a magic wand, everything will go in order. There are things to be done and it is the object of this meeting, “said Midjiyawa Bakary.

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