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Nigerian Army denies attack on territory by Cameroonian separatists

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The Nigerian Army has debunked the report alleging that some Nigerian villages were attacked by Cameroonian (Ambazonian) separatists on Sunday.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu refuted the claim in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

Mr Nwachukwu said the Nigerian troops deployed at Danare received information on Sunday morning about the said attack contrary to the ‘misinformation’.

He said the troops immediately mobilised to Bashu community, which was allegedly under attack.

“On their arrival, it was revealed that Bashu was not under attack and no external incursion was recorded; rather the separatists attacked Obonyi 2 and Njasha, both of which are communities located in the Republic of Cameroon.

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“Four victims of the attack, who crossed over to Nigerian territory were later rescued by our troops and operatives of Nigerian Immigration Services.

The attack was therefore not within Nigerian territory as claimed,” he said.

Mr Nwachukwu urged members of the public not to panic by disregarding the said information.


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