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Nigerian Army Speaks On Alleged Attack By Cameroonian Separatists – Legit.ng

  • The Nigerian Army has denied claims that some Cameroonian armed separatists had attacked northern communities
  • In a statement Monday, May 30 , said the army The communities attacked by the armed foreigners are not in Nigeria
  • The military added that some victims of the said attack were rescued by troops and officials from the Nigerian Immigration Service >

Abuja – The Nigerian Army has responded to reports that some villages on Sunday, May, from Cameroonian (ambazonian) separatists were attacked 29.

In a press release on Monday, May 30, NA spokesman Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu stated that the allegation was false be.

Nwachukwu stated in the statement (viewed by Nigeria n Tribune) that contrary to the claim, “troops stationed in Danare received information about the said attack on Sunday morning. Troops immediately mobilized to the Bashu community, which was said to be under attack.”

He said when he reached the community, the soldiers found that it “was not attacked and no outside incursion was registered; rather, the separatists attacked Obonyi 2 and Njasha, both communities in the Republic of Cameroon.”

However, the army spokesman announced that four victims of the attack who crossed into Nigerian territory were killed , were later rescued by Nigerian Immigration Service troops and staff.

He added:

“The attack therefore did not take place on Nigerian territory as claimed.

“Members of the public are urged to ignore the unsubstantiated information and not panic.”

Cameroon militants invade Nigeria, gun down 20 in Cross River

< p class="align-left">It was reported earlier that fighters from Ambazonia, a separatist group in southwest Cameroon, killed at least 20 people in a community in Boki Municipality, Cross River State.

Chief Clet US Obun, a former member of the Cross River House of Assembly and candidate for the House of Representatives for the Boki/Ikom federal constituency, confirmed the incident and said it occurred on Sunday, May 29.

His words:

“I can confirm that the Ambazonian soldiers crossed the Nigerian border on Sunday morning to attack their compatriots who had fled to Nigeria and refused to surrender to their forces to join the fight.”

“They killed nearly 20. No one is sure if there are Nigerian nationals among those killed.”