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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Cameroon denies death of Nigerians in Bakassi

The government of Cameroon has for the first time reacted to Nigerian press reports that up to 97 of its nationals were killed in Bakassi.


The reports last week said that the deaths occured earlier in July when a Cameroonian paramilitary unit was enforcing a $300 (£230) fishing levy.

Nigeria's Interior Minister Abdulrahman Dambazau accused Cameroon of breaching an agreement to protect its citizens.

However, Information Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary has said in a press release that the media reports are fake and that nobody died.

He however blamed Nigerians in Bakassi for failing to pay taxes when they were required to do so.

BBC

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