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Goodluck Jonathan to visit Cameroon next week

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan will visit Cameroon Monday to discuss security matters with his Cameroonian counterpart, Paul Biya, PANA reported from here Friday, quoting Cameroon's presidency sources.

During the visit, the two leaders will reflect on the common strategy to adopt against the violent Islamic sect Boko Haram, who kidnapped several French citizens in 2013 in Cameroon's northern region.

Nigeria and Cameroon share a land border of more than 1000 kilometres as well as a maritime border.

The visit comes a week after Cameroonian authorities claimed that Nigerian troops battling the sect chased some of its members into Cameroon's territory.

But the Nigerian military denied entering Cameroon, saying it battled the sect along the border between the two countries.

Pana 24/01/2014