Cameroonian insurgents invade Nigeria, killing 20 people.


Cameroonian insurgents invade Nigeria, killing 20 people.
Ambazonia, a separatist organisation in South West Cameroon, has killed at least 20 people in a village in Cross River State's Boki Local Government Area.

Chief Cletus Obun, a former member of the Cross River House of Assembly and a House of Representatives candidate for the Boki/Ikom federal district, confirmed the occurrence on Sunday.

"I can affirm that Ambazonian soldiers crossed the Nigerian border early Sunday morning to attack their compatriots who had fled into Nigeria and refused to fight."

"Nearly 20 people were slain." No one knows if there are any Nigerian citizens among those dead."

He claims that the surviving Cameroonians who speak the Bokye language of the Boki people have stormed Bashu, a small village near Danare where Nigerian military occupy a small camp.

Ambazonian rebels walk into the Boki, where many Cameroonians live, on a regular basis to create mayhem or unwind.

Captain Tope Aluko, the Information Officer of the 13 Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Calabar, said they had not to confirm the current raid, which came six months after a similar invasion in Taraba State.

Emmanuel Bwacha, the Senate Deputy Minority Leader, had expressed concern about how suspected Cameroonian insurgents gunned killed the village chief and several Manga community people in Taraba.

Cameroonian rebels, according to the congressman, razed the village.

The separatists' incursion, according to Bwacha, who represents Taraba South in the Senate, jeopardised Nigeria's territorial sovereignty because their motivation is unknown.

"I rise this morning to call the attention of our countrymen, notably our security agencies, to this tragic incident that threatens our nation's integrity and sovereignty," he had stated. Mr. 

President, the Nigerian Army's 23 Battalion is stationed in the Takum local government, and it is my humble proposal that the Nigerian Army should rise to the occasion and put a stop to this unbridled territorial expansion.

"Their (Separatists) motivation is unknown at this time; whether they seek to extend territory or stake a claim to Southwest Cameroon is unclear."


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