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Cameroonian army drive pro-Biafra insurgents from Bakassi

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Cameroonian military are said to have expelled members of the pro-Biafra separatist militia Black Marine from Abana, the former capital of the Bakassi Peninsula.

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This alleged incident occurred on Sunday morning.

According to eyewitnesses, Cameroon’s Rapid d’intervention Battalions (BIR) retook Abana from pro-Biafra insurgents.

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Authorities in Cameroon were said to have sent extra troops to the Isangele district. The military are said to have surrounded the town, including oil company residential quarters.

The rebels were said to have opened fire on the army in Abana some time ago.

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One Henry Edet, known as an operational coordinator for the Biafra National League, BNL, was quoted as urging the Black Marine to leave Abana. BNL is claimed to have an arm in Black Marine.

BIR troops launched airstrikes on Black Marine militants near Ine Mba forest in Idabato subdivision of Bakassi Peninsula a few days ago.

The extremist group was said to have clashed with troops from Nigeria and Cameroon’s Joint Border Forces in the Gulf of Guinea.

According to eyewitnesses, two helicopters detonated explosives in the region, demolishing the insurgent camps.

According to eyewitnesses, no one was killed in the clash.


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