Militants have reportedly killed two Cameroonian soldiers
Militants, suspected to Black Marine of Biafra Nations League (BNL), have reportedly killed two Cameroonian soldiers.The members of the militant group on Thursday were reportedly travelling toward Ikang near Nigeria’s borders when members of the Cameroon’s Rapid d’intervention Battalion (BIR) started shooting a short distance away.
According to a source, the militants retaliated by shooting one BIR and killing two BIR.
They returned to the Abana waterfront, where the Cameroon flag was flying, and fired randomly before lowering it and hoisting the Biafran flag around the voting booth.This was not the first time BNL would attack Cameroon Brigade d’Intervention Rapide, BIR in Bakassi.
In May 2021, they engaged in a fierce gun battle at Isangele, Bakassi Peninsula area.The gun battle reportedly left some members of the BIR dead.
The BNL Chief Head of Operations, Henry Edet, confirmed the attack in a brief statement saying, “Militant group loyal to BNL and Cameroon forces exchanged fire in Isangele, Bakassi Peninsula.
”He claimed the “Two Cameroon BIR dropped dead during an exchange of gunfire in Bakassi Peninsula.
”Recall that the BNL had recently revealed its plans to completely shut down the Gulf of Guinea, threatening to hoist the Biafran flag.
The group said it would carry out its threat of hoisting the Biafran flags in Bakassi Peninsula to mark the Biafra Day memorial