Buhari has a closed-door meeting with Cameroon president

President Muhammadu Buhari had a closed-door meeting with Cameroon president, Paul Biya this afternoon at the Cameroonian State House called ‘Unity Palace’.

The meeting started at about 2pm and there the two leaders apparently discussed bilateral relations and Boko Haram threats, among other matters.

Buhari had arrived the VIP wing of the Yaounde International Airport at 10:50am for a two-day state visit. He was received on his arrival by Biya himself .

Right from the airport to his hotel room, Cameroonians and Nigerians trooped out and dotted the road dancing and waving to Buhari.

They were not allowed to spill to the road by armed security personnel that dotted the two sides of the road. Shops, doors and gates to buildings by the roadside were also shut.

Snipers were also seen to be strategically positioned on top of high buildings by the roadside.

While Nigeria and Cameroon flags were hung on the two sides of the road at intermittent intervals, there were also banners with various messages on the strong ties between the two countries.

Buhari is also scheduled to meet Nigerians residing in Cameroon at 6pm local time at the Hilton Hotel in Yaounde.

Biya will host Buhari and members of his delegation including state governors at the State House at 8pm. There will also be a joint press conference by the two leaders at the end of the visit on Thursday.

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