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Boko Haram: Nigeria-Cameroon Border Closed Down In Adamawa State

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Feb 24, 2014 – Boko Haram: Nigeria’s Border With Cameroon Closed Down In Adamawa State

To control the sudden influx of terrorists into Nigeria, her border with Cameroon in Adamawa state has been closed down.

This was an emergency measure put in place to reduce terrorist attacks on the three North Eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

Yola Brigadier General Rogers Iben Nicholas who confirmed the closure stated that the decision to close the Adamawa border with Cameroon was informed by the need for full compliance to the state of emergency.

He said the borders were partially closed at the declaration of the emergency rule in the three states, but it became imperative to completely seal-up the borders against illegal movement in and out of the country.

His words:

 “The borders were really not so closed per say, it was a bit closed. Miscreants were coming in from the other country, So, I felt one of the best things to do was to totally close the borders.

“What I did was to completely seal up the borders, no going in, no going out. The authority is on the strength of the state of emergency declared by the president.

“We decided to make the closure so effective and with that, we have been able to curtail the influx of miscreants, terrorist elements and other bad eggs moving in from the other country into Nigeria.

“We have passed adequate information to traditional rulers and the stations along the border areas. Other security agencies like the Nigeria Customs Service and Immigration Services have been told. Our soldiers and police are also there working together to ensure that nothing crosses into Nigeria through the borders.

“In Adamawa, there are many legal and illegal border routes between Nigeria and Cameroon, particularly in Ganye, Belel, Mubi, Madagali, Toungo as well as Maiha and other crossing points.”



  1. Korede Williams

    February 24, 2014 at 3:04 AM

    Let the military close down all the borders crossing from other countries to Nigeria. Let us see if the terrorists can enter from aircraft

  2. Adanna Ike

    February 24, 2014 at 3:05 AM

    God please intervene in this country

  3. red

    February 24, 2014 at 5:58 AM

    Wise decision, fish out those that aid them and their suppliers. I know God will help Nigeria and the story of boko haram will be a past bitter story.

  4. mulikat

    February 24, 2014 at 6:43 AM

    This could be the first step since Boko Harm declear war of Nigeria,anyway is better than none,close all Border into nigeria ,in all northern nigeria part,cos where is open for any animal to move free in ,kill and went back to other side.cos you cant know who are the kanuris from nigeria, and the ones from niger,chad ,cameroon, sudan and libya,only things, when you cheek their vasination on their hand,cos we do our own didferently from french speaking country that nr.1, ask them what village they come from,nr.the name of bulama of is village,nr.3,is local, who is village look like ,i mean what and is in enteries of is village,nr.5, cos you dont need education to know all this, cos kanuri are the last tribes in all over nigeria to read and write,backward in western educations, that reason maitasina, come in through that place and now Boko Harm.easy to brain wash them,cos thier brain is very easy going people also, and a lost of their tribeal brother on the other side country, dont even go to school atall meaning niger,chad,cameroon, sudan and libya,that where we have big problem, mr, army, try to cheek all this points, am telling you this cos i came from that place,i know this Brono and yobe state inside out, and problem with cross broder problem of thiefs e.t.c, Brono state was peacefull state b4 maitasina,come and now this Boko Harm more dangerious than any other problem we ever face in this lovly state,i pray we find a solutions by God power.

  5. Bolaji

    February 24, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    Nt only adamawa, also de oda 2 state, yobe & bornu state, they should hav done dis long ago, there a alot of illegal routine along these states.

  6. Danti

    February 25, 2014 at 2:27 AM

    So this is the border with Cameroon? It looks like toilet section in my old primary school. Haba! This our country na pure yeye nation.

  7. bitatruth

    February 25, 2014 at 7:19 AM

    @danti, abeg u no go kill me with laugh…

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