From Olanrewaju Lawal, Ilorin
The gubernatorial candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the 2011 elections, Mohammed Dele Belgore, SAN, has recommended that Nigeria should suffocate Cameroon by shutting borders if the country did not cooperate to fight terrorists.
Belgore, a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who stated this in an interview with journalists in Ilorin, said if the country refuses to partner with Nigeria, the federal government should report it to European Union (EU).
“If it is true that Cameroon is harbouring militants and not co-operating with the federal government to rout terrorists, then first of all the matter has to be taken up at the highest level, at the Presidential, European Level.
“If that does not achieve any result, we then have to show our might as a large and more powerful of the two countries. We can easily suffocate Cameroon by shutting our borders to them, by blocking trade.
We can bring them to their needs if we have to, but that is the last resort and we hope they do not push us to it.
“Besides, if they do not do something, that menace of terrorists may come and affect them. It is like riding on a tigers back. The day when the tiger is hungry, the first person it will turn to is the one riding on its back. You may be going around saying, you have got the tiger’s protection, but if the tiger is hungry, the first person it turns to maybe you,” Belgore said.