We have never delayed cooperation [with Nigeria]. We always agree to exchange information. We said that if the Nigeria government is ready to undertake a very important attack against Boko Haram, they have to inform us in order to protect our border in order to put troops and information services in order to prevent [Boko Haram] from entering our country. This has always been the principle accepted by both countries.
“What we were reluctant to accept is to authorize a foreign army to penetrate our soil, because we already have what we need in order to face the situation,” said Tchiroma. “We are ready to engage a coordinated cooperation ... so together we deal with them. This has always been the position of our government.
Issa Tchiroma, Cameroon's Information Minister and Government spokesperson.
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