Porous Nigeria- Cameroon Borders Bother UN

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has said it is concerned about the growing insecurity at the border areas between Nigeria and Cameroon, where thousands of Nigerian refugees fleeing Boko Haram attacks have sought refuge.

The insurgents have in recent times launched repeated cross-border attacks from Nigerian border towns into northern Cameroon, hindering the UN agency’s efforts to relocate refugees from the volatile border area to Minawao camp, located about 120 kilometres away from the border.

At a press conference recently held in Geneva to address the increasing level of attacks by the insurgents, the UNHCR spokesman, William Spindler, stated that recent clashes between the terrorist group and Cameroonian military forces broke out in the village of Koubougué, on the Cameroonian side, resulting in the death of five civilians.


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