Cameroon Calls For War, Kill 70 Nigerians in Northeast + 150 Villagers Again in One Month

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Except the government of Cameroon apologizes to Nigerians for mistakenly massacring 70 of her citizens in Kirawa-Jimni village, Gwoza local government area of Borno State, Northeast on Sunday December 20, 2015, Nigerian might be forced to retaliate the invasion through her military or otherwise like they are currently dealing with South Africa through her firms operating in Nigeria.

From the information gathered through the Leadership Newspaper report, not fewer than 70 persons have been laid to rest in Kirawa-Jimni village after Cameroonian troops who pursued Boko Haram terrorists into Nigerian territory opened fire on civilians for failing to provide the terrorists who the villagers had claimed they knew nothing about. 

As at the time of filing this report, many of the villagers have fled the community to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp.

One of the residents of the village, who also doubles as the deputy commander of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria in Gwoza, said; “We didn’t know what was going on but the Cameroonian troops suddenly appeared and began to ask us for Boko Haram terrorists and before we could say a word, they started firing: that scared most of us, and we began to run; but the soldiers opened fire and many people died. Those that went back on Monday found over 70 corpses littering the ground”. 

Abbas Gava, the spokesman for the Vigilante Group in Borno State, who also confirmed the incident said; “from the reports we have received from fleeing residents of the village who called from Ashigashiya, near Cameroon, they said the soldiers were in hot pursuit of the Boko Haram terrorists who ran into Kirawa-Jimni. The soldiers did not waste time upon arrival as they immediately opened fire on the villagers”.

It is noteworthy that we recall that this is not the first time Cameroonian soldiers trespassed into the Nigerian borders to kill our people, reduce our population and still claim they were pursuing Boko Haram terrorists.

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Most painful of the cross-border massacre of Nigerians by Cameroonian troops was the killing of about 150 villagers in Borno State on Monday, November 30.

Most annoyingly, not only did they kill over 70 villagers (Nigerians) of Kirawa-Jimni, they also burnt down homes of the villagers who fled for their safety and that of those killed.

Kirawa-Jimni is a community in Borno state which shares boundaries with Cameroon.
Meanwhile, Kirawa-Jimni village is located close to areas in Gwoza that were once under the stronghold of the most deadly terrorist group in the world, Boko Haram sect.

While we await the response of President Muhammadu Buhari over this incident, we call on the Cameroonian troops to respect territorial sovereignty even as they fight this insurgent.

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