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How Cameroonian Forces Have Been Crossing Boundaries To Harass Nigerians Since 2017

Cameroonian forces have been invading Nigeria for long. Such incursions occurred three times in 2017 alone, where Cameroonian soldiers killed a Nigerian and a Cameroonian refugee in Danare, Boki Local Government Area (LGA). In January 2018 Cameroonian soldiers invaded Nigerian communities in Cross River State for the second time in three weeks. The soldiers stormed the community demanding that the village head hand over some refugees to them. The leader turned down the request and the troops left.

However, Cameroonian gendarmes returned that night, numbering between 100, they crossed the international border into Danare, searching for Cameroonian militants said to have sought refuge in Nigeria. According to the residents, the gendarmes said their mission was to warn residents of Danare to be aware they will return and stage a raid to cleanse Danare communities of all threats to La Republique. That's the (Cameroonian government).

A calculated and premeditated offensive of the Cameroonian military on Nigerian soil. This was 2018. It's 2021 and once again they have shown outright defiance of Nigeria’s territorial sovereignty and despised the consequences of crossing the international boundary to carry out intimidations and harassment on Nigerian citizens. Read the report here.

Having a reactionary mindset to security does not mean the military is weak. If the enemy knows you cannot blame them for exploiting it. Nigeria has a Forward Operating Base in Taraba A 23 QRW (Quick Response Wing) in Nguroje, Sarduana Local Government Council in Taraba. In 2019 the Nigerian army operationalized its own Forward Operation Base in the border town. Gembu that borders the Republic of Cameroon. Putting all bases in Cameroon's far north region within the range of Nigerian air and artillery strikes. The likelihood of military confrontation between both countries is next to O% fortunately.

However, Nigeria's reactionary culture means the Nigerian military is not a first strike army but a military designed for devastating counter-attacks and history proves this. The April 1983 Chadian invasion of Lake Chad. The Bakassi Peninsula territorial skirmishes. In all these events the Nigerian military was taken by surprise only to respond in a devastating counterattack that leaves the enemy stunned because of the sheer ferocity of the attacks.

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