There are strong indications that Nigerian and Cameroonian
forces yesterday warded off a gang of armed boys said to be the militant wing
of Biafra Nation League, BNL, when they attempted to drop explosives into
warships near Ikang Abana in the Bakassi Peninsula.
It was gathered that the militants targeted to drop
explosives on the warships but were not able to advance further due to superior
Sources in the neighbourhood said the Nigerian Navy may be
conducting training exercises on the waters involving the testing of some heavy
Other sources stated that Cameroon may have redeployed their
forces to beef up security in the Joint border security.
“We know that Cameroon may have also deployed men of the
Rapid d’intervention battalion, BIR, in response to the alleged shootout
between Biafra separatist militants, the Black Marine, and joint border
security forces a few days ago”, the source said.
It was learnt that Cameroonian military officers seemed to
have called for more reinforcement of troops in the Isangele and Idabato
subdivisions in the Peninsula.
The militant group has been agitating for the sovereign
state of Biafra, warning the federal government to release Nnamdi Kanu, and
asking Cameroonian authorities to withdraw its men from Bakassi Peninsula.
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