The Nigerian Defense HQ has denied claims that 480
Nigerian soldiers fled to Cameroon after a sustained
battle Boko Haram earlier today at Gamboru-Ngala in
The Nigerian troops that were found in Cameroon
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
Eventually they found themselves on
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
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.