NO PLANS TO ATTACK NIGERIA; AMBAZONIAN FIGHTERS DISMISSED ALLEGATIONS
A Cameroon separatist group, the Interim Government of Southern Cameroon Ambazonia, has said it has no plans to attack Nigerians.
It accused the Cameroonian government, through her military, of plots to put the group on a collision course with the Nigerian government by disguising as ‘Ambazonians’ to attack Nigerian security personnel.”
In a statement by leader of Southern Cameroons Ambazonia, Dr. Samuel Ikome Sako, the group said:
“The intelligence reaching us from within the Cameroon military discloses a well thought out plot to carry out assassinations on the Nigerian security agents serving along the border with Southern Cameroons.
“Our military informant states that the plot is particularly targeted to assassinate Nigerian coastguards and border officers. The plot is right now at its execution phase. The intelligence says.”
Details of the plan, it said, include sending Cameroonian military men in plain (civilian) clothes to attack several Nigerian security men, women, and civilians including women and children in border villages and towns, especially on local market days or ceremonial days, to ensure maximum casualties.
The group alleged the atrocious act by Cameroon military would be followed by video-recordings showing some pseudo fighters or French Cameroon BIR forces, dressed as Ambazonian civilians, wielding the Southern Cameroonian/Ambazonian flag, singing the Ambazonian anthem, repeating rehearsed phrases in pidgin English, usurping Ambazonia Restoration Forces (ARF) and claiming responsibility for the attacks and killings.
The group said a recent military collaboration pact signed between the Nigerian government and the French Cameroon officials might have been done by the Nigerian government in good faith but the hidden agenda by the French Cameroon government is to hurry the Nigerian government into believing that Ambazonia’s quest for the restoration of its independence constitute an immediate danger to Nigeria’s security.
The group called on the Nigerian government, local authorities, and Nigerians as a whole to be on the alert.