BREAKING: Soldiers Feared Dead As Biafran Separatist Militants Bomb Military Checkpoint
Information reaching Naija News House says that Soldiers Feared Dead As Biafran Separatist Militants Bomb Military Checkpoint
Explosion yesterday rocked Cameroonian military checkpoint in Isangele hours after local authorities restricted cross border movement in Bakassi Peninsula from 8pm.
A Militant group, The Black Marine, a suspected armed wing of Nigerian separatist group Biafra Nations League, BnL, is said to have carried out the attack, capturing a Cameroonian Military gunboat in Archibong town, Isangele subdivision of Bakassi. The separatist fighters were reportedly engaged in fierce gun battle with the Rapid d’intervention Battalion (French acronym ‘BIR’).
The separatists militants had on Friday evening yesterday as at 5pm stormed the town with three speed boats targeting the Military gunboat stationed at main borders with Nigeria side. Two soldiers were said to have been hit by IEDs and died instantly. Sources said the BIR retreated leaving their gunboat behind, another source said the militants fled when BIR returned fire.
On Wednesday, Nigerian Police and Army were said to have ransacked Ikang, Ekpri Ikang and Idebe axis of Bakassi local government area of Cross River State in what appears to be a haunt for the BnL members in the region.
The Deputy leader of BnL, Ebuta Takon had yesterday issued a warning statement against any attempt to arrest it’s leader, Princewill Richards who was said to have been smuggled into the Peninsula by suspected Militants.