Nigerians Soldiers Reportedly Flee Into Cameroon Again
Barely two weeks after at least 480 Nigerian soldiers flee into Cameroon as a result of heavy fire from the Boko Haram sect, another group of soldiers have again fled into the Cameroonian territory, SaharaReporters has said.
The online news medium stated report from Cameroonian soldiers indicates that about 250 Nigeria soldiers stationed in Banki, a Cameroonian border town with Nigeria, have fled into Cameroon.
It however did not state any reason that may have led to the action of the soldiers which makes it the second time Nigerian troops will flee into the neighbouring Cameroon.
The Defence Headquarters in its reaction to the first desertion by the army to Cameroon on August 25 played down the issue.
“The Nigerian troops that were found in Cameroon was as a result of a sustained battle between the troops and the terrorists around the borders with Cameroon which saw the Nigerian troops charging through the borders in a ,” military spokesman General Chris Olukolade said.
However, accounts from the soldiers who spoke through a proxy however differs from the claim of the army authority.
Report of the latest incidence indicates that the Nigerian soldiers left their duty post and fled with their arms, first into a neighboring village called Amtide, before surrendering to their Cameroonian counterparts.
The soldiers were being repatriated to Mubi, in Adamawa State, following debriefing by Cameroon.
Also earlier today Nigerian soldiers in Mafa in Borno state deserted the town without any fight or attack from Boko Haram and returned to Maiduguri’s Maimalari barracks, the report added.
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