As a proactive measure to guard against a likely
attack by the Boko Haram sect, the Cameroonian
immigration authorities have deported about 450
Nigerians living illegally in the country.
Those affected were picked up from Kousseri, a
border town between Cameroon and Chad where
they had initially been sent packing by the
authorities in that country.
They were handed to government officials in
Mubi, Adamawa State, North-Eastern Nigeria,
according to Africa Review, a Kenyan digital
A Cameroonian official, Mr. Albert Mekondané
Obounou, said those affected, “are foreign
nationals without valid documents.”
A security source, who asked not to be named,
revealed that the move was also part of an
agreement reached by countries leading the fight
against the insurgents in the sub-region.
“We decided to send home all foreigners without
valid papers. Other countries of the sub-region
involved in the fight against Boko Haram had
advocated this solution to truly fight against the
terrorists who infiltrate people,” the source said.
Nationals of other countries affected in the latest
crackdown include Chad, Mali. Cameroon said it
was only the beginning of a hunt on
undocumented foreigners in the country.