Following the recent Boko Haram attacks in Mubi town in Adamawa state, at least 300 Nigerian soldiers are reported to have fled into Cameroon when the insurgents overran the town.
A senior Cameroonian military officer disclosed this.
He also said the fleeing soldiers would be moved to more secure locations, where they would be disarmed, fed and then sent back to Nigeria.
“They (Nigerian soldiers) are mostly around Boucla village in Bourha sub-division.
“So far, we can estimate the number of arrivals to be at about 300. These are the ones who arrived in uniform but we know that there are several others who shed their uniforms for civilian attires,” he said.
Also thousands of civilians have also fled into Cameroon, a situation which is giving the Cameroonian government cause for concerns.
This isn’t the first time Nigerian soldiers are fleeing from Boko Haram attacks into Cameroon.
In August over 700 soldiers fled into Cameroon, but the Nigerian military described it as a “tactical manoeuver.”