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Military speaks on Nigerian soldiers who submitted weapons in Cameroun

By News Express on 25/08/2014

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The Defence Headquarters in Abuja has explained the circumstances under which some Nigerian soldiers found themselves in neighbouring Cameroun and submitted their weapons to that country’s authorities.

DHQ in a statement issued this evening by military spokesman, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, said it was not true that the soldiers had defected. He said they were now on their way back to the country.

Said Olukolade: “The Nigerian troops that were found in Cameroun was as a result of a sustained battle between the troops and the terrorists around the borders with Cameroun which saw the Nigerian troops charging through the borders in a tactical maneuver. Eventually they found themselves on Camerounian soil. Being allies the normal protocol of managing such incident demanded that the troops submit their weapons in order to assure the friendly country that they were not on a hostile mission.

“Following necessary discussions between Nigerian and Camerounian military authorities, the issues have been sorted out. Subsequently, the troops are on their way back to join their unit in Nigeria.

“The reference to the incidence as a defection is therefore not appropriate considering the discussion between the two countries’ military leadership and the series of contacts with the soldiers who have confirmed that they are safe.

“Meanwhile, troops are repelling a group of terrorists who are trying to enter the country through Gamborou Ngala. A group of them who fizzled into the town are being pursued.”

•Photo shows Nigerian soldiers but not the ones referred to in the story.

Source News Express

Posted 25/08/2014 11:06:36 PM

 

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