Nigeria closes northern border with Cameroon

The closure extends from northern Borno state, by Lake Chad, to the southern end of Adamawa state, around halfway along Nigeria's 1,500-mile border with Cameroon.

Nigeria closes northern border with Cameroon

World Bulletin / News Desk

Nigeria has sealed its northern border with Cameroon in an effort to shut out armed goups using its neighbour as a launchpad for attacks, the military said on Sunday.

The closure extends from northern Borno state, by Lake Chad, to the southern end of Adamawa state, around halfway along Nigeria's 1,500-mile border with Cameroon.

Both states are covered by a state of emergency that President Goodluck Jonathan declared last May as part of an offensive meant to crush Boko Haram.

"To effectively curtail the activities of the insurgents, the Cameroon border in the northeast has been closed indefinitely," Brigadier-General Rogers Ibe Nicholas said in a statement.

 

 

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