Ambazonia Attack: Taraba Gov calls on military to secure Cameroon border
The executive governor of Taraba state, Darius Ishaku, has asked the military to deploy operatives to secure the state’s ‘long-stretch’ border with Cameroon.
The Governor said this following the attack by suspected Ambazonian soldiers on a community in the state which left 11 people dead including a traditional ruler.
“Taraba has one of the longest borders with Cameroon,” Mr. Ishaku said during his appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
“There is an absolute need that this our boundary must be manned by security agencies. The military, precisely, must man it.
“Because they (the separatists) are well armed, they are a separatist group, and when they kill, they run away. So it is not an easy thing, it has to be the military to man the border.”
The Governor noted that he had asked for the assistance of the military in the past but to no avail.
He stated that after Wednesday’s attack, the military and police have now moved into the attacked community.
He expressed hopes that fleeing villagers can now return after Nigerian security officials were deployed to the area.
When pressed on state efforts to secure the state’s borders, Mr. Ishaku said he was helpless because the military and police were under the control of the Federal Government.