Nigeria: Cameroon not helping fight extremists
21 November 2013, 23:43
Maiduguri - Officials in Nigeria battling an Islamic
uprising are accusing Cameroon's security forces of allowing extremists to flee
across the border.
Deputy Governor Zannah Umar Mustapha of Nigeria's Borno
state says Cameroonian authorities habitually refuse to either arrest or chase
militants fleeing after attacks in Nigeria.
At a meeting on Wednesday with army officials, Mustapha called
for a stronger military on the porous borders.
Cameroonian Governor Fonka Awa Augustine of the Far North
region neighbouring Nigeria has said he is puzzled by such complaints.
He said Cameroon is "in full collaboration" with
Nigeria and has "stepped up" co-operation since a French priest was kidnapped
last week in northern Cameroon by suspected Nigerian militants and transported