France has joined hands with Nigeria to fight the nefarious Boko Haram Sect. The French President said this to President Buhari in the latter’s three days visit to France.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent visit to France seems to be paying off as the President of France has pledged his support for Nigeria. French President François Hollande has promised his administration’s support for Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram.
The French President spoke at a joint news conference at the Elsee Palace, with visiting President Muhammadu Buhari who is on a three-day trip to Paris.
President François Hollande also said the fight against Boko Haram and Islamic State jihadists is the same battle.
To fight Boko Haram is to fight Daesh, and we can no longer single out terrorism according to regions. It is the same terrorism, inspired by the same ideology of death.
He reportedly discussed with President Buhari about new strategies of partnership that would enable Nigeria and its neighboring countries – Cameroun, Chad, Niger and Benin Republic – through the joint action of the MJTF to fight the insurgency and restore the peace.
President François Hollande thanked President Buhari and said that France had concluded arrangements to invest 130 million euros in the development of infrastructure in Nigeria for rebuilding of roads, provision of electricity and water supply.