Lele L’Afrique Assures the People of Baworo of Government’s Support

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Northwest Governor, Adolph Lele L’Afrique has assured the people of some neighbouring villages to Nigeria in the Mechum Disivion of the Northwest Region of government’s support and protection against cross border raids by marauding Fulani herdsmen from Nigeria during a visit to Baworo on Tuesday September 9, 2014 to hand over government aid to victims of the attack.

The governor said a detachment of the army from the 62nd Military Motorized Infantry in Nkambe and the gendarmerie will be stationed in the affected villages and other areas close to the Nigerian border to assured the security of goods and persons and the national territory.

Mr. Lele L’Afrique also handed over an aid package worth 27 million frs. to victims of the cross border raid that took place in August this year. The aid package included items like blankets, mattresses, and financial assistance to individual families, roofing sheets and teaching aide amongst others to schools that were destroyed.

At least 20 people were killed in the attack and thousands forced to flee their villages when hundred well armed Fulani herdsmen fleeing conflicts in Nigeria’s Taraba and Benue states reacted violently when Cameroon village farmers called for them to leave the area, burning down schools and homes and destroying crops in the villages of Efung, Afu, Gayama and Mayi.

By Abongwa Fozo

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