Insecurity: Cameroonian soldiers harass Taraba villagers

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Cameroonian soldiers
Cameroonian soldiers

Residents of some villages in Taraba state have lamented the incessant harassment by Cameroonian soldiers.

It was gathered that the soldiers of the neighbouring country have been crossing into Nigeria while searching for Ambazonian separatists.

The Ambazonian separatists are a group of secessionists who seek the division of Cameroon like the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The affected villagers claimed that the soldiers invaded Mairogo and Tosso villages in Taraba State, to intimidate them, alleging that they have been aiding the separatists.

The residents called on the Federal Government to come to their aid.

The latest development was confirmed by the Chairman of Kurmi Local Government, John Joseph Amamzalla where the villages are located.

Amamzalla revealed that the foreign soldiers were harassing and intimidating the villagers for allegedly accommodating separatists.

He said the soldiers were trooping to many villages under the pretext of searching for runaway Ambazonian separatists.

The chairman said the invasion of foreign soldiers has forced Nigerian citizens in the affected villages to flee to Baissa, headquarters of the local government.

He called on the Nigerian government to take urgent action by sending security agents to villages that share boundary with Cameroon to stop further encroachment by soldiers from the country.